Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2018

August - Meet the new Privacy Engineering Students for 2018!

2018 group photo

Top row:  Tiffany Todd, Yang Zhou, Yigeng Wang, Ziheng Ni, Yiding Ou, James Arps; Bottom Row: Professor Norman Sadeh, Fangxian Mi, Lulan Yu, Meihan Li, Ruixin Ng, Jingyi Zhu, Professor Lorrie Cranor

Spring 2018

April 2018:

4/2018 - IAPP Global Privacy Summit: CMU's Lorrie Cranor talks trends in privacy engineering.

March 2018:

3/1/18 - CMU spinoff founded by faculty Sadeh, Cranor, and Hong acquired by Proofpoint -

3/2/18 - New AI from CMU helps make sense of privacy policies -

3/28/18 - Co-Director Lorrie Cranor receives the IAPP 2018 Leadership Award

February 2018:

2/21/18Co-Director Cranor wins SIGCHI social impact award -

2/28/18 - Co-Director Sadeh and CMU students present privacy research at FTC PrivacyCon event -

January 2018: 

1/4/18 - Privacy capstone project helps Alibaba develop data portability recommenations for the cloud

1/18/18 - We hosted a conversation with former presiding Judge at the Foreign Intelligence Survelliance Act Court (FISA), Reggie B. Walton.  Read more about it here.

1/26/18 - We celebrated Privacy Day at CMU!  Read more about it in our student newspaper, The Tartan

Fall 2017

December 2017:

12/5/17 - Co-Director Cranor receives FORE Systems Professorship -

November 2017: Program Co-Director, Prof. Norman Sadeh, co-organizes high-profile Trans-Atlantic workshop on Privacy Engineering and the GDPR -

October 2017: Norman Sadeh  is a panelist at Privacy + Security Forum (Washington, DC) – Panel titled “From Big Data, to Machine Learning, to AI

August 2017:  Meet the MSIT-PE class of 2018!

2018 photo

Bottom row: Prof. Norman Sadeh, David Edelstein, Fan Yang, Zhuo Chen, Sharada Boda, Prof. Lorrie Cranor; Top Row:  Jianlan Zhu, Jeremy Thomas, Yama Ahmadullah, Javed Ramjohn, Ao Chen 

August 2017: The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) relies on results from CMU's  Mobile App Privacy Compliance tool in a study conducted to provide follow-up comments to the FTC/NHTSA workshop on Connected Cars (see CMU's Usable Privacy Policy Project for further details ---

Spring 2017

June 2017: Best paper award at ACM MMSys Conference for article co-authored by Norman Sadeh and colleagues on A Scalable and Privacy-Aware IoT Service for Live Video Analytics

May 2017 MIT Technology Review article on our faculty's work on a Privacy Assistant  – Personal AI Privacy Watchdog Could Help you Regain Control of Your Data

May 2017: Norman Sadeh is an invited Speaker at the FTC Technology and Consumer Protection Workshop (ConPro’17) in San Jose (co-located with 38th IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy Conference)

CyLab researchers ask: What privacy concerns do you have in an IoT world?, CyLab

The psychology of privacy in the era of the Internet of Things, CNN

Carnegie Mellon privacy clinic aims to help protect you from hackers, Pittsburgh Tribune

Carnegie Mellon Celebrates International Data Privacy Day, Institute for Software Research

November 2016

Mobile App Behavior Often Appears at Odds with Privacy Policies, Institute for Software Research

It's Automatic: CMU Smartphone App Manages Your Privacy Preferences, Professor Sadeh talks about his Personal Privacy Assistant App.

September 2016

New Password Strength Meter Outperforms State-of-the-Art Meters, Institute for Software Research

August 2016

Meet the MSIT-PE class of 2017!

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Bottom Row: Liu Yuru, Tong Liu, Jun Ma, Preethi Josephina, Dhanuji Shaji.  Top Row: Prof. Norman Sadeh, Wei Lidong, Yuankun Li, Asst. Prof. Matt Fredrikson, Yunfan Wang, Assoc. Prof. Lujo Bauer, Dan Calderon, Asst. Prof. Travis Breaux, Quan Quan, Sid Nair, Professor Lorrie Cranor.

March 2016

Newly Released Website Sheds Light on Shortcomings of Privacy Policies, Paves Way for Semi-Automated Summarization of these Policies. Prof. Norman Sadeh's team at the Usable Privacy Policy project releases a new website to help users better understand complex privacy policies from many popular platforms and applications

January 2016

The Privacy Engineering Program celebrated CMU Privacy Day on January 28th with Keynote Speaker Edward Felten, US Deputy Chief Technology Officer

Lorrie Cranor presented work on Personalized Privacy Assistants at the Davos Conference

Norman Sadeh presented research on Personalized Privacy Assistants at the first FTC Privacy Conference, "Privacy Con".

The paper "A Design Space for Effective Privacy Notices" by Florian Schaub, Rebecca Balebako, Adam Durity and Lorrie Cranor was selected by the Future of Privacy Forum as one of five Privacy Papers for Policymakers 2015

October 2015

  • Applications for Fall 2016 are being accepted until December 15, 2015.

August 2015

The MSIT-Privacy Engineering Program welcomed its third cohort of students to the Carnegie Mellon community

May 2015

The second cohort of students from the MSIT-Privacy Engineering Program graduated in the SCS ceremony at Carnegie Music Hall

July 2015

Privacy Engineering students gave their final Capstone Project presentations that were sponsored by Spider Oak and Lufthansa

February 2015

What does Privacy Look Like? Professor Lorrie Cranor explores public attitudes and concerns using drawings

Professor Lorrie Cranor participated in the panel "Improving Authentication: Moving Beyond the Password' at the White House Cybersecurity Summit, February 13, 2015

January 2015

Professor Lorrie Cranor was named as an ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Fellow for 2015.  Congratulations Lorrie!

CMU Privacy Day was held at the University Center January 28, 2015