Our Mission

The Daylight Security Research Lab shifts the way people understand and identify the harms of technology—and expands the populations able to do so.

By generating novel tools, practices, and representations, we make “security” specific and actionable to those who need it.

We are housed in the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.

Project Domains

We start from a rich, social vision of security, beyond formalized models or rigid technical requirements. We build better tools and processes for uncovering security threats, and broaden participation in the practice—to get "more hands on deck," integrating more diverse perspectives on what counts as a threat.

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Team Members

Daylight Security Research Lab hosts both graduate and undergraduate researchers, including collaborations with the Data Discoveries program.

Meet the 2019 Daylight team.

Nick Merrill


Joanne Ma

Research Assistant

Neha Mittal

Graduate Researcher

Mahmoud Hamsho

Graduate Researcher

Renata Berrato

Graduate Researcher


Cybersecurity imagery dataset

Coming soon...

Latest News

June '19 - The CLTC Cybersecurity Arts contest is now live! Submit and spread the word!

June '19 - Nick presented "Sensing is Believing: What people think biosensors can reveal about thoughts and feelings" at DIS '19 in San Diego, California.

May '19 - Nick presented "Models of Minds: Reading the mind beyond the brain" at CHI '19 in Glasgow, UK.

May '19 - Welcome to Joanne Ma, who will be working on our security and design initiatives!

May '19 - Welcome to our undergraduate Data Discovery summer students, Anna Shang and Dingzhong Hu, who will be working on our Cybersecurity Imagery Dataset!

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