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. 

Instructors:  Professor Lorrie Cranor and Timothy Libert

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

08/30/18 - Jessica Colnago, CMU - "HCI Research Internship: A Summer at Mozilla"  *We will go over the syllabus and discuss expectations for internship reports.

9/06/18 - Tepper Ethics Lunch Series - Please RSVP

09/13/18 - Privacy Engineering summer internship reports

09/20/18 - Kambiz Ghazinour Naini, Director of the Advanced Information Security and Privacy (AISP) Lab, Kent State - "A Spy on Your Wrist. A Privacy Protection Layer for Wearable Devices"

09/27/18 - Ope Akanbi, University of Pennsylvania - "Digital Cultures at Work"

10/04/18 -  No Seminar

10/11/18 - Gurav Misra, Carnegie Mellon University - "Using Avatars to Safeguard Personal Information"

10/18/18 - Pardis Emami-Naeini, Carnegie Mellon University - "The Influence of Friends and Experts on Privacy Decision Making in IoT Scenarios"

10/25/18 -  Eric Bukstein, PWC - "A Day (and night) in the Life of a Privacy Lawyer"

11/01/18 - Nathalie Marechal, Ranking Digital Rights - "Ranking Digital Rights: How Privacy Engineers Can Help"

11/08/18 -Gunes Acar, Princeton University - "Focus on Web Privacy"

11/15/18 - Divya Sharma, Google - "Privacy Engineering on the Ground: Problems, Principles, Perspectives"   

11/22/18 - No Seminar, Thanksgiving Break

11/29/18 - Capstone Project Final presentations

12/06/18 - Esma Aimeur, University of Montreal- "The Subtle Art of Online Deception"