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Norman Sadeh

Professor, School of Computer Science and CyLab

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Norman Sadeh

Research Areas

Mobility, Privacy Protection, Security of Cyber-Physical Systems

Cross Cutting Thrusts

Threat Analysis and Modeling, Usable Privacy and Security

Biography

Norman M. Sadeh is a Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and a faculty at CyLab. He is director of CMU’s Mobile Commerce Laboratory and co-Director of the MSIT Program in Privacy Engineering. He also co-founded the School of Computer Science ’s PhD Program in Societal Computing (formerly “Computation, Organizations and Society”) . His primary research interests are in the area of mobile  computing, the Internet of Things, cybersecurity, online privacy, user-oriented machine learning, human computer interaction and artificial intelligence. His research has been credited with influencing the design and development of a number of commercial products well as activities at the US Federal Trade Commission the California Office of the Attorney General. Between 2008 and 2011, Norman served as founding CEO of Wombat Security Technologies , a leading provider of SaaS cybersecurity training products and anti-phishing solutions originally developed as part of research with several of his colleagues at CMU. As chairman of the board and chief scientist, Norman remains actively involved in the company, working closely with the management team on both business and technology strategies. 
 
Among other activities, Norman currently leads two of the largest domestic research projects in privacy, an NSF SaTC Frontier project on Usable Privacy Policies (http://usableprivacy.org) and a project on Personalized Privacy Assistants (http://privacyassistant.org) funded by the DARPA Brandeis initiative, the National Science Foundation and Google’s IoT Expedition.
 
In the late nineties, Norman was program manager with the European Commission’s ESPRIT research program, prior to serving for two years as Chief Scientist of its US$600M (EUR 550M) initiative in “New Methods of Work and eCommerce” within the Information Society Technologies (IST) program. As such, he was responsible for shaping European research priorities in collaboration with industry and universities across Europe. These activities eventually resulted in the launch of over 200 R&D projects involving over 1,000 European organizations from industry and research. While at the Commission, Norman also contributed to a number of EU policy initiatives related to eCommerce, the Internet, cybersecurity, privacy and entrepreneurship.

Education

Ph.D. in Computer Science at CMU with a major in Artificial Intelligence and a minor in Operations Research.

MS degree in computer science from the University of Southern California.

BS/MS degree in electrical engineering and applied physics from the Free University of Brussels.

Research Projects

CrowdScanning: Using Crowdsourcing and Static Analysis to understand the Privacy Issues in Smartphone Apps

Research Area: Mobility | Privacy Protection
Cross Cutting Thrusts: Usable Privacy and Security
Researchers: Jason Hong, Norman Sadeh

Understanding Human Behaviors at Large Scales through Mobile Devices

Research Area: Mobility | Privacy Protection | Security of Cyber-Physical Systems
Researchers: Jason Hong, Norman Sadeh, Justin Cranshaw, Eran Toch

Reconciling Privacy and Usability by Learning Default Privacy Policies

Research Area: Privacy Protection | Mobility
Cross Cutting Thrusts: Usable Privacy and Security
Researcher: Norman Sadeh

Robust, Secure, Efficient Cyber-Physical Systems

Research Area: Security of Cyber-Physical Systems
Cross Cutting Thrusts: Threat Analysis and Modeling
Researcher: Norman Sadeh

Campus Navigation

Research Area: Privacy Protection | Mobility
Researchers: James Morris, Norman Sadeh

User-Controllable Security and Privacy for Pervasive Computing

Research Area: Privacy Protection | Mobility
Cross Cutting Thrusts: Usable Privacy and Security
Researchers: Norman Sadeh, Jason Hong, Lorrie Cranor, Lujo Bauer

User-Controllable Policy Learning

Research Area: Mobility | Privacy Protection
Cross Cutting Thrusts: Usable Privacy and Security
Researchers: Norman Sadeh, Lorrie Cranor

Privacy Nudging

Research Area: Privacy Protection
Cross Cutting Thrusts: Usable Privacy and Security
Researchers: Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Cranor, Norman Sadeh

User Controllable Security & Privacy for Mobile Social Networking

Research Area: Mobility | Privacy Protection
Cross Cutting Thrusts: Usable Privacy and Security
Researchers: Norman Sadeh, Lorrie Cranor, Jason Hong

Mobile Users Effectively Control Privacy in a Friend-Finder Application

Research Area: Mobility | Privacy Protection
Cross Cutting Thrusts: Usable Privacy and Security
Researchers: Norman Sadeh, Lorrie Cranor, Jason Hong

Privacy and Usability in Pervasive Computing Environments

Cross Cutting Thrusts: Usable Privacy and Security
Researchers: Norman Sadeh, Lujo Bauer

Semantic Web Reasoning Technologies for Web Privacy

Researcher: Norman Sadeh

Supporting Trust Decisions

Researchers: Lorrie Cranor, Norman Sadeh

Publications

"Disagreeable Privacy Policies: Mismatches between Meaning and Users’ Understanding". J. Reidenberg, T.D. Breaux, L.F. Cranor, B. French, A. Grannis, J.T. Graves, F. Liu, A.M. McDonald, T.B. Norton, R. Ramanath, N.C. Russell, N. Sadeh, F. Schaub, Berkeley Law Technology Journal, April 2015.

"A field trial of privacy nudges for facebook". Y. Wang, P. G. Leon, A. Acquisti, L. Cranor, A. Forget, and N. Sadeh, in CHI ’14: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, NY, USA: ACM, pp. 2367–2376, 2014.

"Shaping our National Privacy Research Strategy: A Multi-­‐Disciplinary Perspective". Acquisti, Agarwal, Bauer, Blum, Breaux, Cranor, Datta, Fienberg, Fong, Jahanian, Jia, J. Peha, Sadeh, Sandholm, and Sicker,  2014.

"A Step Towards Usable Privacy Policy: Automatic Alignment of Privacy Statements". F. Liu, R. Ramanath, N. Sadeh, and N.A. Smith, in Proc. of the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Dublin, August 2014.

"Modeling Users’ Mobile App Privacy Preferences: Restoring Usability in a Sea of Permission Settings". J. Lin, B. Liu, N. Sadeh, and J.I. Hong, 2014 ACM Symposium on Usable Security and Privacy (SOUPS 2014), July 2014.

"Unsupervised Alignment of Privacy Policies Using Hidden Markov Models". R. Ramanath, F. Liu, N. Sadeh, and N.A. Smith, in Proc. of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL’14), Baltimore, MD, June 2014

"The Curated City: Capturing Individual City Guides Through Social Curation". J. Cranshaw, K. Luther, P.G. Kelley, N. Sadeh,  In Proceedings of the 32nd annual SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI2014. April 2014

"A Field Trial of Privacy Nudges for Facebook". Y. Wang, P.G. Leon, A. Acquisti, L.F. Cranor, A. Forget, and N. Sadeh, In Proceedings of the 32nd annual SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI2014. April 2014

“Reconciling Mobile App Privacy and Usability on Smartphones: Could User Privacy Profiles Help?”. B. Liu, J. Lin, N. Sadeh, 23rd Interntional Conference on the World Wide Web (WWW2014).