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About Me

Hi! I’m Sean. In the past I attended NYU and the University of Maryland. I’m currently a PhD student at the University of California San Diego. I live in La Jolla, California where you can find me spending most of my time writing code, taking pictures, and reading books. If you’re interested in what I’ve been reading lately see the supplementary materials. I also have a sub-blog called Notes.

Email: sean at seankross dot com

All of the content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


I work in the UC San Diego Design Lab where I’m advised by Philip Guo. In the past I’ve worked at the Johns Hopkins Data Science Lab, the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, and the New York University Center for Genomics & Systems Biology.


E. Redmiles, S. Kross, M. Mazurek. 2017. Where is the Digital Divide? Examining the Impact of Socioeconomics on Security and Privacy Outcomes. In The 2017 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. DOI: 10.13016/M2FV4T

E. Redmiles, S. Kross, M. Mazurek. 2016. How I Learned to be Secure: a Census-Representative Survey of Security Advice Sources and Behavior. In Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security. DOI: 10.1145/2976749.2978307

E. Redmiles, M.A. Abad, I. Coronado, S. Kross, A. Malone. 2015. A Classroom Tested Accessible Multimedia Resource for Engaging Underrepresented Students in Computing. In Proceedings of the 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. DOI: 10.1145/2676723.2691870

Preprints & Technical Reports

S. Kross, R.D. Peng, B.S. Caffo, I. Gooding, J.T. Leek. 2017 The Democratization of Data Science Education DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.3195v1

E. Redmiles, S. Kross, A. Pradhan, M. Mazurek. 2017. How Well Do My Results Generalize? Comparing Security and Privacy Survey Results from MTurk and Web Panels to the U.S. DOI: 10.13016/M2BV8D


I currently maintain a couple packages on CRAN:


I’ve collaborated in writing some books:


I’ve worked on a few courses: