Carnegie Mellon University
March 08, 2021

CyLab researchers awarded MURI grant to study human-bot teams

By Daniel Tkacik

Lujo Bauer, Matt Fredrikson, and Cleotilde Gonzalez are part of a team of researchers that was named a winner of a prestigious US Department of Defense (DoD) Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Award. The team’s project aims to address the challenge of human-bot cybersecurity teams (HBCTs), which are commonly deployed to combat cybersecurity threats and attacks but are not yet well understood.

“While we know a lot about how humans use tools to work in teams, little is known about how to manage, observe, and improve hybrid teams that compose of humans and bots,” reads the project proposal. “The area of team science that involves human-machine teams is still in its infancy.”

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