Blase Ur researches computer security, privacy and human-computer interaction. His focus is on helping users make better security and privacy decisions, and improving user experience within complex computer systems.
Ur founded the UChicago SUPERgroup, an interdisciplinary research collective comprised of dozens of researchers who work on computer security, privacy and usability. He has received best paper awards from CHI, the 2016 USENIX Security Symposium, and the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. He also received the 2018 SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation Award and the 2016 John Karat Usable Privacy and Security Student Research Award.