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Meredith Patterson



Meredith Patterson
Co-originator of the Language-theoretic Approach to Computer Security
Computational Linguistics & Computer Security
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
4:30pm-5:30pm
Kemeny Hall 108

Past Talks

Samantha Ravich

Samantha Ravich
Deputy Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board
Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: Why America‚Äôs Private Sector is now on
the Front Lines of an Emerging Battlefield
Thursday, September 27, 2018
4:30pm-6:00pm
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference 
Room)

William Regli, Ph.D

William Regli, Ph.D.
Director of the Institute for Systems Research at the Clark School of Engineering, 
Professor of Computer Science at the 
University of Maryland at College Park
A New Type of Thinking
Friday, June 22, 2018
Life Sciences Center 105
11:00 AM

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Dr. Gautam Shroff
Vice President, Chief Scientist, and Head of Research at Tata Consultancy Services 
Enterprise AI for Business 4.0: from Automation to Amplification
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Haldeman 041 Kreindler Conference Room
3:30 PM

John Dickerson UMD

John P Dickerson
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland
Using Optimization to Balance Fairness and Efficiency in Kidney Exchange
Monday,  May 21st
Kemeny Hall 008
3:30 PM

Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Jeanne Shaheen
U.S. Senator from New Hampshire
Russian Interference in American Politics and Cyber Threats to Our Democracy
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Alumni Hall (Hopkins Center)
11:00 AM

Lisa Monaco

Lisa Monaco
Former Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama
In Conversation: Lisa Monaco, Fmr Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Filene Auditorium (Moore Building)
5:00 PM
Sponsored by The Dickey Center for International Understanding

John Stewart EPRI

John Stewart
Sr. Technical Leader, Cyber Security, EPRI
Securing Grid Control Systems
Friday, January 12, 2018
Sudikoff L045 Trust Lab
12:00 Noon

M. Todd Henderson

M. Todd Henderson
Professor of Law, University of Chicago
Hacking Trust: How the Social Technology of Cooperation Will Revolutionize Government
Thursday, January 11, 2018
5:00pm-6:30pm 
Room 003, Rockefeller Center
Sponsored by: Rockefeller Center

Dr. Liz Bowman

Dr. Elizabeth Bowman
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Information: Army Social Computing Research
Tuesday, December 5th
Haldeman 041 Kreindler Conference Room
4:00 PM

Dr. Fabio Pierazzi

Dr. Fabio Pierazzi
Royal Holloway University of London
Network Security Analytics for Detection of Advanced Cyberattacks
Tuesday, November 28th
Sudikoff Trust Lab (L045)
12:30 PM

V.S. Subrahmanian

V.S. Subrahmanian
Dartmouth Distinguished Professor in Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society
Bots, Socks, and Vandals
Tuesday, November 14th
Carson L01
5:00 PM 

Rand Beers

Rand Beers ('64)
Big Data, the Internet, and Social Media:  The Road to the November 2016 Election
Wednesday, November 8th
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
4:30 PM 

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Wanna See Something REALLY Scary?
ISTS Looks at the Dark Web on Halloween Night
Tuesday, October 31st
S
udikoff  045 Trust Lab (dungeon)
7:30 PM - RSVP
Space is Limited 

Sal Stolfo

Salvatore J. Stolfo 
Columbia University
A Brief History of Symbiote Defense
Tuesday, October 31st
Rockefeller 003
5:00 PM

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Privacy - Now What?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 4:15pm
Steele 006
Daniel Weitzner
Director, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Decentralized Information Group, MIT
Co-sponsored by ISTS and the Computer Science Colloquium

Abstract

Daniel Weitzner
Daniel Weitzner

Daniel Weitzner presents the second talk in the speaker series "Surveillance in the Age of Big Data", co-sponsored by ISTS and the Computer Science Colloquium.

The chorus of privacy lamentation has been growing apace with the growth of the Internet, but has come to a head with Edward Snowden's revelations about bulk collection and analysis of metadata. Cynics will see these developments as the final nail in the coffin, declaring that privacy ends with the flowering of the digital age. But this view profoundly misunderstands the democratic values behind privacy. Worse, it ignores promising new efforts to reconstruct privacy for an era in which even though almost everything will be collected, much of it analyzed, we can still preserve the fundamental values that make up our privacy traditions. Drawing on the Obama Administration's new Big Data privacy initiative ("Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values") and the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights issued by the White House in 2012, this is a talk about rediscovering the foundations of privacy: freedom of association, protection from discrimination and limiting the tyranny of large institutions.  In returning to privacy basics we see that real privacy depends little on 'notice' but places a high value on respect for context and individual control. Pseudo-contractual notions of 'choice' are unhelpful to users, but respect for the context of relationships matters. Finally, secrecy through encryption or barriers to the free flow of information are generally fig-leaves over privacy risks, but accountability for how information is actually used can build a world in which real privacy exists alongside a vibrant, open information society. 

Bio

Daniel Weitzner is the Director of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Decentralized Information Group and teaches Internet public policy in MIT's Computer Science Department. His research includes development of accountable systems architectures to enable the Web to be more responsive to policy requirements.

From 2011-2012, Weitzner was the United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy in the White House. He led initiatives on privacy, cybersecurity, Internet copyright, and trade policies promoting the free flow of information,. He was responsible for the Obama Administration's Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and the OECD Internet Policymaking Principles.

Weitzner has been a leader in the development of Internet public policy from its inception, making fundamental contributions to the successful fight for strong online free expression protection in the United States Supreme Court, and for laws that control government surveillance of email and web browsing data.

Weitzner is a founder of the Center for Democracy and Technology, led the World Wide Wed Consortium's public policy activities, and was Deputy Policy Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In 2012 he was named to the Newsweek/Daily Beast Digital Power Index as a top 'Navigator' of global Internet public policy and in 2013 he received the International Association of Privacy Professional's Leadership Award.


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Daniel Weitzner talk
Photo credit: Juan Nicholls

 

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Last Updated: 12/2/14