Contact Info

Rick Wash
404 Wilson Rd #402
402 Communication Arts and Sciences
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
wash@msu.edu

Cell: (734) 730-1188
Office: (517) 355-2381

2017

  • Rick Wash and Mary Ellen Zurko. “Usable Security: Guest Editors’ IntroductionIEEE Internet Computing. Vol. 21 No. 3 pp. 19-21. May/June 2017. ( Abstract, Link )

  • Chankyung Pak and Rick Wash. “The Rich Get Richer? Limited Learning in Charitable Giving on donorschoose.orgProceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). Montreal, Quebec, Canada. May 2017. ( Abstract, PDF )

  • Rick Wash, Emilee Rader, and Chris Fennell. “Can People Self-Report Security Accurately? Agreement Between Self-Report and Behavioral MeasuresProceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI). Denver, CO. May 2017. ( Abstract, PDF, Data )

  • Emilee Rader and Rick Wash. “Influencing Mental Models of Security.” NSF Security and Trustworthy Computing PI meeting. 2017.

2016

  • Rick Wash and Emilee Rader. “Human Interdependencies in Security Systems.” CCC Visioning Workshop on Grand Challenges in Sociotechnical Cybersecurity. 2016. ( PDF )

  • Rick Wash, Emilee Rader, Ruthie Berman, and Zac Wellmer. “Understanding Password Choices: How Frequently Entered Passwords are Re-used Across WebsitesProceedings of the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). Denver, Colorado. June 2016. ( Abstract, PDF, Slides, Data )

  • Jacob Solomon, Wenjuan Ma, and Rick Wash. “Highly Successful Projects Inhibit Coordination on Crowdfunding SitesProceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI). San Jose, CA. May 2016. ( Abstract, PDF )

2015

  • Emilee Rader and Rick Wash. “Identifying Patterns in Informal Sources of Security InformationJournal of Cyber Security. Vol. 1 2015. ( Abstract, Journal Page )

  • Rick Wash and Emilee Rader. “Too Much Knowledge? Security Beliefs and Protective Behaviors Among US Internet UsersProceedings of the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). Ottawa, Canada. July 2015. ( Abstract, PDF, Data )

  • Jacob Solomon, Wenjuan Ma, and Rick Wash. “Don’t Wait! How Timing Affects Coordination of Crowdfunding DonationsComputer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). Vancouver, BC. March 2015. ( Abstract, PDF )

  • Ruth Shillair and Rick Wash. “Are You Listening? Social Roles and Perceived Value of Statements in Online Learning Communities.” Poster in Learning at Scale (L@S). March 2015. ( PDF )

  • L Jean Camp and Diane Henshel, Moderators. Bennett Bertenthal, Rick Wash, Cleotilde Gonzalez, L. Jean Camp, Nancy Leveson, and Karl Levitt, Panelists.. “Holistic Computing Risk Assessment: Privacy, Security, and Trust.” Panel in American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). February 2015.

  • Jan Boehmer, Yumi Jung, and Rick Wash. “Electronic Commerce Recommender Systems.” In International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication & Society, ICA Encyclopedias of Communication, Edited by Mansell, Robin and Ang, Peng Hwa. Wiley. February 2015. ISBN 9781118290743 ( PDF )

2014

  • Jacob Solomon and Rick Wash. “Human-What Interaction? Understanding User Source OrientationHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (HFES). Chicago, IL. October 2014. [Nominated for Best Paper] ( Abstract, PDF )

  • Katie Hoban, Emilee Rader, Rick Wash, and Kami Vaniea. “Computer Security Information in Stories, News Articles, and Education Documents.” Poster in Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). July 2014. [Distinguished Poster Award] ( PDF )

  • Rick Wash, Emilee Rader, Kami Vaniea, and Michelle Rizor. “Out of the Loop: How Automated Software Updates Cause Unintended Security ConsequencesProceedings of the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). Menlo Park, CA. July 2014. ( Abstract, PDF )

  • Chankyung Pak and Rick Wash. “Importance of Recent Success and Initial Overconfidence: Factors of Crowdfunders’ Limited Learning.” Poster in ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC). June 2014. ( Abstract )

  • Jacob Solomon and Rick Wash. “Critical Mass of What? Exploring Community Growth in WikiProjectsProceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM). Ann Arbor, MI. June 2014. ( Abstract, PDF )

  • Kami Vaniea, Emilee Rader, and Rick Wash. “Mental Models of Software Updates.” International Communication Association. Seattle. May 2014. ( Abstract, PDF )

  • Elizabeth M. Gerber, Michael Muller, Rick Wash, Lilly C. Irani, Amanda Williams, and Elizabeth F. Churchill. “Crowdfunding: An Emerging Field of Research.” Panel Session in CHI ‘14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. April 2014. ( ACM DL )

  • Kami Vaniea, Emilee Rader, and Rick Wash. “Betrayed By Updates: How Negative Experiences Affect Future SecurityProceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI). Toronto, Canada. April 2014. ( Abstract, PDF, ACM DL )

  • Rick Wash and Jacob Solomon. “Coordinating Donors on Crowdfunding WebsitesComputer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). Baltimore, Maryland. February 2014. [Honorable Mention] ( Abstract, PDF, ACM DL )

  • Alcides Velasquez, Rick Wash, Cliff Lampe, and Tor Bjornrud. “Latent Users in an Online User-generated Content CommunityJournal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work. Vol. 23 No. 1 pp. 21-50. February 2014. ( Abstract, Journal Page, Cached Copy )

  • M. Angela Sasse, Charles C. Palmer, Markus Jakobsson, Sunny Consolvo, Rick Wash, L. Jean Camp. “Helping You Protect YouIEEE Security and Privacy. Vol. 12 No. 1 pp. 42-49. January/February 2014. ( Abstract, Link )

2013

  • Rick Wash. “The Value of Completing Crowdfunding ProjectsProceedings of the International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM). Boston, MA. July 2013. ( Abstract, Link, PDF )

  • Donghee Yvette Wohn and Rick Wash. “A Virtual Room with a Cue: Detecting personality through spatial customization in a city simulation gameComputers in Human Behavior. Vol. 29 No. 1 pp. 155-159. 2013. ( Abstract, Journal Page, Cached Copy )

2012

  • Rick Wash. “Folk SecurityIEEE Security and Privacy. Vol. 10 No. 6 pp. 88-90. November/December 2012. ( Abstract, Link )

  • Jeffrey Proulx and Rick Wash. “An Analysis of Advice Giving in an Online Health-Support Community.” Kentucky Conference on Health Communication. Lexington, Kentucky. April 2012.

  • Emilee Rader, Rick Wash, and Brandon Brooks. “Stories as Informal Lessons About SecurityProceedings of the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). Washington, DC. July 2012. ( Abstract, PDF, ACM DL, Data )

  • Rick Wash and Cliff Lampe. “The Power of the Ask in Social MediaProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). Seattle, WA. February 2012. ( Abstract, PDF, ACM DL )

  • Jacob Solomon and Rick Wash. “Bootstrapping Wikis: Developing Critical Mass in an Fledgling Community by Seeding ContentProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). Seattle, WA. February 2012. ( Abstract, PDF, ACM DL )

  • Rick Wash and Emilee Rader. “Folk Models of Home Computer Security.” In The Death of the Internet, Edited by Markus Jacobsson. Wiley. June 2012. ISBN 978-1118062418 ( Link )

2011

  • Rick Wash and Emilee Rader. “Influencing Mental Models of SecurityProceedings of the New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW). Marshall, CA. September 2011. ( Abstract, PDF, ACM DL )

  • Donghee Yvette Wohn, Cliff Lampe, Nicole Ellison, Rick Wash, and Jessica Vitak. “The “S” in Social Network Games: Initiating, Maintaining, and Enhancing Relationships.Proceedings of the 44th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Kauai, HI. January 2011. ( Abstract, PDF )

  • Cliff Lampe, Nicole Ellison, Jessica Vitak, Yvette Wohn, and Rick Wash. “Student use of Facebook for organizing collaborative classroom activitiesInternational Journal of Computer-Supported Cooperative Learning. Vol. 6 No. 3 pp. 329–347. 2011. ( Abstract, Journal Page, Cached Copy )

2010

  • Cliff Lampe, Nicole Ellison, Jessica Vitak, Yvette Wohn, and Rick Wash. “Social Sensemaking: Propensity to use Facebook to reduce classroom equivocality.” 60th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association. Singapore, Singapore. June 2010.

  • Rick Wash and Emilee Rader. “Using Economic Modeling to Predict User Behavior.” Understanding Online Behavior, at CHI 2010. April 2010.

  • Rick Wash. “Folk Models of Home Computer SecurityProceedings of the Symposium on Usable Security and Privacy (SOUPS). 2010. [Finalist for SOUPS Impact Award in 2017] ( Abstract, PDF, ACM DL )

  • Cliff Lampe, Rick Wash, Alcides Velasquez, and Elif Ozkaya. “Motivations to Participate in Online CommunitiesProceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI). Atlanta, GA. April 2010. ( Abstract, PDF, ACM DL )

2008

  • Rick Wash and Jeff MacKie-Mason. “A Social Mechanism for Home Computer Security.” Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE). December 2008. ( Abstract, PDF )

  • Emilee Rader and Rick Wash. “Influences on Tag Choices in del.icio.usProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). San Diego, CA. November 2008. ( Abstract, PDF, ACM DL, Appendix )

  • Rick Wash. “Mental Models of Home Computer Security.” Extended Abstract in Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), Poster Session. July 2008. ( PDF )

  • Rick Wash. “Incentive Design for Home Computer Security.” iConference, Doctoral Colloquium. March 2008.

  • Rick Wash and Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason. “Incentive Design for Home Computer Security.” Poster in iConference, Poster Session. March 2008.

  • Rick Wash and Emilee Rader. “Understanding del.icio.us Tag Choice using Simulations.” Full Paper in iConference, Papers Track. March 2008. ( PDF )

2007

  • Rick Wash and Emilee Rader. “Public Bookmarks and Private Benefits: An Analysis of Incentives in Social ComputingProceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting. Milwaukee, WI. October 2007. ( Abstract, PDF )

  • Rick Wash and Jeffrey MacKie-Mason. “Security When People Matter: Structuring Incentives For User BehaviorProceedings of the International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC). Minneapolis, MN. August 2007. ( Abstract, PDF, ACM DL )

  • Rick Wash. “Incentive Design for Home Computer Security.” Extended Abstract in Doctoral Colloquium, at ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI). May 2007. ( Abstract, PDF )

2006

  • Emilee Rader and Rick Wash. “Tagging with del.icio.us: Social or Selfish?.” Extended Abstract in Poster Session, at ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). November 2006. ( Abstract, PDF, Poster )

  • Rick Wash and Jeffrey MacKie-Mason. “Incentive Centered Design and Information Security.” First Workshop on Hot Topics in Security (HotSec). July 2006. ( Abstract, PDF )

  • Theodore Loder, Marshall van Alstyne, and Rick Wash. “An Economic Response to Unsolicited CommunicationsAdvanced in Economic Analysis and Policy. Vol. 6 No. 1 2006. ( Abstract, Journal Page, Cached Copy )

2005

  • Rick Wash, Libby Hemphill, and Paul Resnick. “Design Decisions in the RideNow ProjectProceedings of the ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP). Sanibel Island, FL. November 2005. ( Abstract, PDF, ACM DL )

2004

  • Thede Loder, Marshall van Alstyne, and Rick Wash. “An Economic Response to Unsolicited Communications.” Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE). December 2004.

  • Thede Loder, Marshall Van Alstyne, and Rick Wash. “An Economic Solution to the Spam ProblemProceedings of the ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC). New York, NY. May 2004. ( Abstract, PDF, ACM DL )

  • Thede Loder, Marshall van Alstyne, and Rick Wash. “An Economic Solution to the Spam Problem.” MIT Spam Conference. January 2004.

2001

  • Jose Nazario, Jeremy Anderson, Rick Wash, and Chris Connelly. “The Future of Internet Worms.” Blackhat Briefings. July 2001. ( Abstract, PDF )

Working Papers

  • Rick Wash. “Challenges in Non-Experimental Causal Inference with Data from Socio-Technical SystemsWorking paper. October 2015. ( Abstract, PDF )

  • Rick Wash and Jeff MacKie-Mason. “Using a Minimum Threshold to Motivate Contributions to Social ComputingWorking paper. June 2009. ( Abstract, PDF )

  • Rick Wash. “Content Provision and Digital Rights ManagementWorking paper. December 2005. ( PDF )

  • Rick Wash. “Lecture Notes on Stream Ciphers and RC4Working paper. September 2001. ( PDF )