Privacy Seminar-MSIT-Privacy Engineering - 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. 

To meet with a speaker or for more information, contact Tiffany Todd at

Spring 2016

Instructors:  Norman Sadeh & Florian Schaub

Time and Location:  Thursdays, 12:00-1:20 PM Privacy Seminars will be held bi-weekly and will alternate with the CUPS lunchtime seminar.  All Seminars will be held in HBH (Hamburg Hall) 1502.

1/14/16 - Blase Ur, Supporting Password-Security Decisions with Data

1/21/16 - Norman Sadeh, CMU "Towards Personalized Privacy Assistants", or How to Scale "Notice and Choice" for the Internet of Things (Privacy)

1/28/16-  CMU Privacy Day (Privacy)

2/4/16 -    Lorrie Cranor & Anthony Rowe- Davos Trip report (CUPS)

2/11/16 -  Nishant Bhajara, Nike (Privacy)

2/18/16 -  Carleen Maitland, Penn State (CUPS)

2/25/16 - Andrew Smith, PrivacyCheq (Privacy)

3/3/16 -  TBA (CUPS)

3/10/16 - SPRING BREAK

3/17/16 - Blase Ur, Job interview roundtable discussion

3/24/16 - NO SEMINAR   (Privacy)

3/31/16 - Serge Egelman, ICSI / UC Berkeley (Privacy)

4/7/16 -   Manya Sleeper, CHI practice talk

4/14/16 - No classes, Spring Carnival

4/21/16 - Joyce Musante, Philips (Privacy)

4/28/16 - Student Book Presentations (Privacy)

Fall 2015

9/3/15 - Manya Sleeper, Ubicomp practice talk + syllabus

9/17/15 - Nina Taft, Google

10/1/15 - Joe Hall, CDT (GHC 4405)

10/29/15 - Jonathan Mayer, Stanford University (GHC 4405)

11/5/15 - Lisa Martinelli, Chief Privacy Officer, Highmark (GHC 4405)

11/12/15 - Janice Tsai, Microsoft (GHC 8102)

12/3/15 - Molly Jackman, Facebook (GHC 4405)

12/10/15 - Student book presentations (GHC 8102)