Adrienne Felt leads Chrome’s usable security team. They are responsible for building (and improving) browser security features that we can see, like security indicators, browser warnings, and permissions. One of her major initiatives is promoting HTTPS: increasing HTTPS adoption among developers and explaining its value more clearly to end users. She does a mix of frontend work (building UI), experimental design, large-scale data analysis, and managing.
Previously, she was a research scientist on Google’s security research team. Before she got to Google, she earned a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
In 2017, she was named as one of 35 Innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review by leading the push for a more secure Internet.