Carnegie Mellon University

2019

Meet the Privacy Engineering Students for 2019-2020!

Top Row L-R: Co-Director Lorrie Cranor, Yash Mehta, Dev Patel, Chenxiao Guan, Yigeng Wang, Ziyuan Zhu, Teaching faculty Tim Libert. Bottom Row L-R: Clare Hsu, Sophie Koffler, Chenghao Ye, Lewei Li, Daniel Mo, Co-Director Norman Sadeh

pe2020

new.png  9/20/19 - A Closer Look at Carnegie Mellon's Privacy Engineering Program

new.png   9/18/19 - This article is Spying on you

new.png   8/22/19 - When privacy and the arts collide

new.png   8/19/19 - Apps are rife with privacy compliance issues, and here’s some evidence

new.png   8/15/19 - Opting out of data use is hard, but it doesn’t have to be

new.png   7/29/19 - Security and privacy need to be easy

new.png   7/18/19 - NSF awards $1.2M to create a digital assistant to answer people’s privacy questions

new.png   7/8/19 - Ads, cookies, and the European privacy regulation

new.png   6/28/19 - Overcoming the privacy paradox

new.png   5/30/19 - BUYER UNAWARE: Security and privacy rarely considered before buying IoT devices

new.png   5/23/19 - Lorrie Cranor, Brian Kovak Named Andrew Carnegie Fellows

new.png   3/15/19 - Celebrating Women in Cybersecurity

new.png   1/14/19 - Lorrie Faith Cranor named new director of Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab

2018

new.png   10/24/18 - CyLab faculty win big at the IEEE Cybersecurity Development Conference

new.png   10/30/18 - Norman Sadeh speaks on plenary panel about data protection and privacy

new.png   9/21/18 - CyLab study finds users may be over-confident in protections of private browsing

new.png   August 2018 - 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

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

new.png   3/1/18 - CMU spinoff founded by faculty Sadeh, Cranor, and Hong acquired by Proofpoint - https://www.scs.cmu.edu/news/proofpoint-acquires-cmu-spinoff-wombat-security-225-million

new.png   3/2/18 - New AI from CMU helps make sense of privacy policies -https://www.scs.cmu.edu/news/new-ai-helps-make-sense-privacy-policies

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

new.png   2/21/18 - Co-Director Cranor wins SIGCHI social impact award - https://www.scs.cmu.edu/news/cranor-and-former-student-win-top-sigchi-awards

talk.png   2/28/18 - Co-Director Sadeh and CMU students present privacy research at FTC PrivacyCon event - https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/events-calendar/2018/02/privacycon-2018

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

talk.png   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.

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

2017

new.png   Dec 2017: Co-Director Cranor receives FORE Systems Professorship - https://www.scs.cmu.edu/news/bar-joseph-and-cranor-receive-fore-professorships

new.png   November 2017: Program Co-Director, Prof. Norman Sadeh, co-organizes high-profile Trans-Atlantic workshop on Privacy Engineering and the GDPR - https://fpf.org/2017/08/30/privacy-engineering-research-gdpr-trans-atlantic-initiative

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

new.png   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 

new.png   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 --- usableprivacy.org)

2017

new.png   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

new.png   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

event.png   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)

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

new.png   The psychology of privacy in the era of the Internet of Things, CNN

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

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

2016

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

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

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

new.png   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.

new.png   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

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

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

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

new.png   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

2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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