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:  Norman Sadeh & Matt Fredrikson

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

Fall 2017

8/31/17 - Welcome

9/07/17   Summer Internships (6 presentations)

9/14/17  NO SEMINAR

9/21/17   Summer Internships (6 presentations)

9/28/17    Panel: "Privacy in the Healthcare Sector: Challenges and Best Practices" Moderated by Norman Sadeh; Panelists: Omar Khawaja, Highmark Health, &  Nathan Kottkamp, McGuire Woods

10/5/17     Ying Lei Toh, School of Information at Berkeley - "Incentivizing Firm to Invest in Data Security:  Can Reputation Play a (Bigger) Role?"

10/12/17   Vasyl Pihur, Snap - "User Privacy in the World of Three Billion Snaps Per Day"

10/19/17   Sarah Pearman, CUPS lab - "Let's Go in for a Closer Look:  Observing Passwords in Their Natural Habitat"

10/26/17    Dr. Pam Wisniewski, UCF


11/9/17     Asst. Professor Fei Fang, CMU Institute for Software Research

11/16/17   Book Presentations

11/23/17   Thanksgiving break, no classes

11/30/17   Capstone project final presentations

12/7/17     Book Presentations