Carlos Jensen is currently an associate dean in the College of Engineering and an associate professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Oregon State University (OSU). He received a B.S. in Computer Science from the State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2005, where he was a member of the Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center (GVU).
His areas of research are in Usable Privacy and Security (HCISec), with particular focus on making online decisions about privacy and security understandable and meaningful to users. As part of this work he examines policies and business practices currently in use, as well as the technologies available and their implications, and users’ understanding and concerns. His main research project in this area; iWatch, tracks website privacy practices, and how your online information spreads online.
An emerging area of research is in the usability aspects of open source systems and open source development. More specifically, he is interested in studying the barriers for entry into open source, and finding ways we can get more people, including students, involved in open source.