Chris Kanich is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego and a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science at Purdue University. His current research focuses on improving user experience in the face of cybersecurity attacks. His approach uses myriad data-driven techniques (anything from botnet infiltration to user studies) to improve our understanding of how to counteract the true motivations of cybercriminals and minimize real-world losses for targets of cybercrime.