L. Jean  Camp

L. Jean Camp

Professor of Informatics

Director of Center for Security and Privacy in Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer ScienceAdjunct Associate Professor of Telecommunications

Contact Information
(812) 856-1865
Informatics West 300
Office hours: Please see her course page for classes and office hours


  • Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, 1996
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1991
  • B.A./B.S. in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1989


Prof. Camp has a research agenda that is centered on the intersection of security and society, particularly on the intersection of security and economics.

These are combined in a specific project Net Trust: Informing Trust Decisions a privacy-enhancing mechanism to inform trust decisions by leveraging social browsing. Net Trust has been designed using a value-sensitive design mechanism.

Prof. Camp has also taken the lead in authoring the undergraduate cognate, graduate programs and doctoral course of study in security. These are the doctoral program track in security, the first and only degree program in HCI/Security at the masters level in the nation, an undergraduate concentration in security, and a masters in security.

She is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Professor Camp joined Informatics after becoming an Associate Professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She was affiliated with the Program for Internet and Telecoms Convergence for nearly a decade. While at Harvard she was affiliated with the National Center for Digital Government.

She served two terms as a Director of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility and two terms as President of the International Financial Cryptography Association. (A full list of activities is available on her cv.)

Her first book, Trust and Risk in Internet Commerce, was the first to propose the now widely-used definition of trust as including privacy, reliability and security. Her early work on technical trust in social context included examinations of technical and policy conflicts between dimensions of trust in e-commerce, libraries and in information searching. Her concepts of trust in research have been built upon spatial metaphors.

She is the author of more than fifty peer-reviewed publications and sixteen book chapters in addition to her expository writings.

Research Areas