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, Emilee Rader, and Chris Fennell. “Can People Self-Report Security Accurately? Agreement Between Self-Report and Behavioral MeasuresCHI 2017. Denver, CO. May 2017. ( Abstract )

  • 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 )

  • 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 )

  • 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 )

  • 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. ( 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 )