CyLab’s Vyas Sekar, an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is this year’s recipient of SIGCOMM’s 2016 “Rising Star” Award, which recognizes a young researcher – no older than 35 – who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during this early part of his or her career.
Distinguished Seminar: Internet privacy - Towards more transparency
|Date:||October 31, 2016|
|Speaker:||Balachander Krishnamurthy, Researcher at AT&T Labs|
|Time & Location:||12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
DEC, CIC building, Pittsburgh
|Abstract:||Internet privacy has become a hot topic recently with the radical growth of Online Social Networks (OSN) and attendant publicity about various leakages. For the last decade we have examined aggregation of user's information by a steadily decreasing number of entities as unrelated Web sites are browsed. I will present results from several studies on leakage of personally identifiable information (PII) via Online Social Networks and popular non-OSN sites. Linkage of information gleaned from different sources presents a challenging problem to technologists, privacy advocates, government agencies, and the multi-billion dollar online advertising industry. Economics might hold the key in increasing transparency of the largely hidden exchange of data in return for access of so-called free services. I will also talk briefly about transient online social networks and doing privacy research at scale. Recently we have been pursuing data transparency by directly funding research projects around the world.|