Research/Areas of Interest:

Cybersecurity Policy; Privacy; Communications Surveillance


  • PhD., MIT
  • M.S., Cornell University
  • B.A., Princeton University


Susan Landau is bridge professor in cyber security and policy, and splits her time between Fletcher and Tufts University's School of Engineering (as a professor of Computer Science). Susan works at the intersection of cybersecurity, national security, law, and policy. She has testified before Congress, written for the Washington Post, Science, and Scientific American, and frequently appears on NPR and BBC. Her previous positions include senior staff privacy analyst at Google, distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems, and faculty member at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Wesleyan University.

Professional Activities

Other Affiliations

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


Courses taught