United States


United States


Computer Science

Northeastern University

Christo Wilson is an Associate  Professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern  University. He is a founding member of the Cybersecurity and Privacy  Institute at Northeastern and serves as Associate Dean of Undergraduate  Programs in Khoury College. Professor Wilson's research covers a wide range  of digital consumer protection topics using measurement-driven approaches.  This includes areas like online tracking and privacy, deceptive "dark  pattern" user interfaces, misinformation and radicalization, fairness  and bias in machine learning, algorithm auditing, and empirical antitrust  investigations of tech platforms. Dr. Wilson is co-PI of the National  Internet Observatory, which is a NSF-funded project that is gathering data about  the online habits of a large, representative panel of US residents. The  Observatory makes this data available to qualified researchers around the  world. His work is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, a Sloan  Fellowship, the Mozilla Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the Russell Sage  Foundation, the Democracy Fund, the Anti Defamation League, the Data  Transparency Lab, the European Commission, Google, Pymetrics, Northwestern  University, Underwriters Laboratories, the Motorola Foundation, and Verisign  Labs.

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