LICT Distinguished Lecture Program - Lecture on Privacy in the Information Society

Lecture on 'Privacy in the Information Society', by Claudia Diaz from ESAT/COSIC.

LICT kindly invites you to this presentation that will take place on November 10th, 2009 at 16:30.
The lecture is the first in a series of Distinguished Lectures on actual ICT-related topics, to be given by national and international experts. It targets a broad audience and after the one-hour presentation, there will be time for discussion on the subject.
The session is open for all interested parties. Participation is free of charge, but for administrative reasons we ask for registration via http://www.esat.kuleuven.be/LICT/20091110.html.

About the event
Date: November 10th, 2009
Time: 16:30-18:00
Location: K.U.Leuven, Dept. Electrical Engineering - ESAT, aud. B
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10, Leuven, Belgium

This talk will first introduce privacy concepts from an interdisciplinary perspective and motivate the need for addressing privacy in emerging ICT technologies. It will then illustrate the challenges for reconciling privacy with cost and functionality in real world systems. For this, we will review privacy threats in a variety of applications such as social networks, intelligent transport systems, pervasive computing scenarios, smart electricity metering, and wave imaging systems for airport security.

Bio of speaker:
Claudia Diaz
is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the K.U.Leuven group COSIC (Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography). She received her master degree in Telecommunications
Engineering at the University of Vigo (Spain) in 2000, and her Ph.D. in engineering at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) in 2005. Her research is broadly focused on the topic of
Privacy Enhancing Technologies. She has more than twenty-five publications on privacy topics such as anonymous communications, privacy metrics, steganographic file systems, and traffic analysis. She was the General Chair of the 8th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, has served as reviewer in more than forty journals and program committees, and has worked in several Flemish and European projects.

About LICT:
LICT (Leuven Information and Communication Technology centre) is a cross-departemental centre within the K.U.Leuven (Group Science & Technology) that bundles the complementary expertise of electronic engineers, computer scientists, sociologists and law experts from the K.U.Leuven and its association partners who are active in the area of ICT. The mission of the centre is to 'coordinate and promote top-level research on the design and application of ICT systems, both hardware and software, in support of industry and society'. It currently represents about 50 professors and more than 300 researchers from multiple research groups and is organised around seven research lines: ''wireless communication systems', 'mixed-signal interface systems', 'embedded systems and software', 'distributed software', 'ICT security', 'human-machine interaction' and 'knowledge technologies'. (For more information see: http://www.esat.kuleuven.be/LICT)

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