Carnegie Mellon University

Current Topics in Privacy Seminar

The Current Topics in Privacy Seminar is a three-credit course (08-602) taught in the Fall and Spring semesters. Members of the university community are invited to participate in the seminar even if they are not enrolled in the course. In this seminar course students will discuss recent papers and current public policy issues related to privacy. Privacy professionals from industry, government, and non-profits will deliver several guest lectures each semester. 

Members of the CMU community interested in receiving notifications about the seminars each week should contact the course instructor to request to be added to the email list. 

Instructor:  Professor Lorrie Cranor

Time and location: Thursdays, 12:00-1:20 PM.  All seminars will be held in Hamburg Hall, 1002

01/18/18 - Prashanth Rajivan, CMU- "Decision making in Cyber Security Defense"

01/18/18 - Special Distinguished Seminar:  Senior Judge Reggie B. Walton 4:30 PM Gates Hillman Centers, Rashid Auditorium 4401

01/25/18 - No Seminar

1/26/18 - Join us for CMU Privacy Day Posters and Demos 11-2 PM in CUC Connan

2/1/18 - Helen Nissenbaum Professor of Information Science, Cornell Tech:  "Contextual Integrity in Practice"

2/8/18 -  Joe Catapano, ICANN:  "ICANN and Internet Governance" *This session will be held in GHC 4405*

2/15/18 - Giulia Fanti, CMU:  "Anonymity in the Bitcoin Peer-to-Peer Network"  

2/22/18 - Darcey Rhoades, Bayer: "Privacy by Design: Partnering with Privacy Attorneys as Assets"

3/1/18 -  Seminar Cancelled

3/8/18 - Ellen Nadeau, NIST - Privacy Risk Management in Practice

3/15/18 - Spring Break   

3/22/18 - Pranshu Kalvani, Google - "So, What Does a Privacy Engineer Do?"

3/29/18 - No Seminar

4/5/18 - Michael Skirpan, "Narrative as a Tool for Clarifying Ethical Challenges in Engineering"

4/12/18 - Rob Malkin, Google - "Demystifying the Online Ads Ecosystem"

4/19/18 - Jessica Colnago, CMU CUPS Lab - "It's not actually that horrible": Exploring Adoption of Two-Factor Authentication at a University

4/26/18 - NO SEMINAR

5/3/18 - Arnab Kumar, PwC - "Transition from Grad School to the Industry - My Insights"