Dr Nicholas Micallef

Lecturer in Computer Science, Computer Science
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Nicholas Micallef is a Lecturer at Swansea University. His research interests include HCI, Misinformation, Usable Security and Privacy, Authentication and Mobile HCI. His recent research focuses on misinformation both from a data-driven and human aspects perspective. In his previous role at New York University Abu Dhabi he was involved in various projects that studied the countering of misinformation and the spreading of cross-platform multimodal misinformation. In his position at the University of New South Wales his research focused on designing privacy-enhancing technologies that provide users with realistic information to anonymize their online identities. Dr. Micallef obtained his PhD from Glasgow Caledonian University United Kingdom. In his PhD he investigated the use of mobile sensing to improve the usability of smartphone authentication

Areas Of Expertise

  • HCI
  • Misinformation/Disinformation
  • Usable Security
  • Usable Privacy
  • Authentication
  • Mobile HCI

Career Highlights

Award Highlights

“Best Paper Award” at the International Workshop on Mining and Learning from Smartphone Apps for users (AppLens 2018), held in conjunction with the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2018). Awarded an “Excellent reviewer recognition” award at CHI 2017. “Honorable Mention Award” at MobileHCI 2015.