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News and Events Archive: April 2010

  • Visiting Women Scientist, Latanya Sweeney

    When: Thursday, April 15, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Where: 212 Collis
    RSVP: Blitz WISP by Tuesday, April 13

    Latanya Sweeney, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science, Technology and Policy in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. She also founded and serves as the Director of the Data Privacy Lab, which works to create technologies and policies with provable guarantees of privacy protection while allowing society to collect and share person-specific information. While still a graduate student in 2000, she showed that 87% of all Americans could be uniquely identified using only their ZIP code, their birth date and their gender.

    Dr. Sweeney received her undergraduate degree in computer science from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in computer science from MIT in 2001. In 1998, she joined the faculty of Carnegie Mellon as an assistant professor. She is co-Director of the Ph.D. program in Computation, Organizations and Society at Carnegie Mellon and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Privacy Technology. For more information about Professor Sweeney go to

Last Updated: 11/8/10