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Distinguished Lecture: Helping Developers with Privacy

Jason Hong: Professor, Human Computer Interaction Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Event Details

Monday, December 11, 2023
4-5 p.m.

Abstract. My research team and I have been working on computer privacy for about 20 years. In this talk, I will give a brief summary of our teams' past work on smartphone privacy and IoT privacy and lessons learned regarding public policy and adoption. I will also talk about two pieces of recent work focusing on developers and privacy. In particular, I will talk about privacy annotations, where developers can add hints to their code, how we used these to help with user interfaces and privacy nutrition labels. I will also talk about Peekaboo, a new software architecture for helping with privacy in smart homes.

Bio. Jason Hong is a professor in the Human Computer Interaction Institute, part of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He works in the areas of usability, mobility, privacy, and security. Jason is also a co-founder of Wombat Security Technologies, which was acquired by Proofpoint in March 2018. Jason received his PhD from Berkeley and his undergraduate degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology. Jason has participated on DARPA's Computer Science Study Panel (CS2P), is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, a Kavli Fellow, a PopTech Science fellow, a New America National Cybersecurity Fellow, a member of CHI Academy, and an ACM Fellow.