Borce is currently pursuing a PhD in “Socio-technical aspects of Security and Privacy for System Protection”, funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) under the PRIDE grant scheme. He is an adjunct member of the HCI Team, being affiliated with the APSIA research group at the SnT as a core member of its IRiSC Lab (Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Research in Sociotechnical Cybersecurity). He is motivated to bridge the gap between the fields of computer security and HCI in general, and investigate the role of User Experience in the context of human protocols i.e. security ceremonies, in particular. His work revolves around:
– understanding the impact of UX in security-critical systems (e.g. end-to-end e-mail encryption)
– identifying security and privacy vulnerabilities in such systems on socio-technical levels that may be linked to UX
– (re-)designing systems to have an improved UX and/or socio-technical security properties;
Borce received a double Master’s degree in 2015 from the University of Twente and the University of Paris-Sud (Paris XI) with a major in Human-Computer Interaction & Design, and a minor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. He earned a BSc in Software & Information Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology. Prior to joining the University of Luxembourg, Borce worked as an independent consultant and was the CEO of Kavensis, a family-run business.