One size does not fit all when managing data practices on the webA new study by Carnegie Mellon University CyLab researchers aimed to learn about users' awareness of data practices, how they felt about them, and how much control they perceived to have over them.
CMU Researchers Tapped for ACM Distinguished Paper AwardA joint team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Lisbon will receive an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at the upcoming ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2021) for their work on a new analysis engine for the popular Alloy modeling language.
Misconceptions plague security and privacy toolsAccording to a new study by ISR/CyLab researchers, people hold a myriad of misconceptions about the security and privacy tools out there meant to help protect our privacy and online security. The study was presented at the recent Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium.
ISR/CyLab researchers shine at PEPR 2021Last week, more than 500 people gathered virtually to share and learn about the state of the art in privacy engineering at the third annual Conference on Privacy Engineering Practice and Respect (PEPR), co-hosted by CyLab and the Future of Privacy Forum, likely making the event the largest gathering of privacy engineers ever.
ISR Researchers Honored for Most Influential Paper in Adaptive SystemsResearchers from the Institute for Software Research received a Most Influential Paper award this past May during the International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS 2021).
Interdisciplinary Research for an Intersectional StudentAurelia Augusta, a Ph.D. student in societal computing, works to improve online experiences.
What if opting out of data collection were easy?New study shows dearth of privacy opt-out choices and offers solution to empower users to readily identify choices often buried deep in the text of privacy policies
Meiklejohn and Miller Tapped for Amazon Research AwardA research team consisting of the Institute for Software Research’s Heather Miller and Chris Meiklejohn, is among those selected to receive a coveted 2020 Amazon Research Award.
Researchers develop new guidance for designing privacy choicesPeople can have greater control over their personal data today than they have for a while, at least in theory. Privacy regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) have created a path towards empowering people to control their privacy.
Fei Fang Honored With Endowed ProfessorshipMonday, May 17, 2021
Fei Fang Honored With Endowed ProfessorshipInstitute for Software Research assistant professor Fei Fang was among eight faculty members across Carnegie Mellon University who recently received Career Development Chairs to support their continued research and teaching.
Vasilescu Recognized for Early Career AchievementWednesday, March 24, 2021
Vasilescu Recognized for Early Career AchievementBogdan Vasilescu, Assistant Professor in the Institute for Software Research, is a recipient of this year’s MSR Ric Holt Early Career Achievement Award.
ISR/CyLab research impacts new privacy lawMonday, March 22, 2021
ISR/CyLab research impacts new privacy lawA groundbreaking law that gives consumers more agency over the sale of their private information was updated in California this week, and it reflects the work of researchers from CMU and the University of Michigan.
CMU and Pitt launch center dedicated to combating extremist hateWednesday, March 17, 2021
CMU and Pitt launch center dedicated to combating extremist hateCarnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh are jointly launching a new center to study extremist hate. Scholars at both universities will partner through the Collaboratory Against Hate — Research and Action Center to develop effective tools that inhibit hate’s creation, growth, and destructive consequences.
Researchers awarded MURI grant to study human-bot teamsMonday, March 08, 2021
Researchers awarded MURI grant to study human-bot teamsLujo Bauer, Matt Fredrikson, and Cleotilde Gonzalez are part of a team of researchers that was named a winner of a prestigious US Department of Defense (DoD) Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Award. The team’s project aims to address the challenge of human-bot cybersecurity teams (HBCTs), which are commonly deployed to combat cybersecurity threats and attacks but are not yet well understood.
REUSE Students Tapped for Top Computing Research HonorsMonday, January 11, 2021