Fachbereich Informatik an der RPTU in Kaiserslautern

Franziska Roesner

(University of Washington)
hosted by Krishna Gummadi

"Can You Believe It? Security and Privacy Case Studies in Online Advertising, Misinformation, and Augmented Reality"

( MPI-SWS talk in Kooperation mit dem Fachbereich Informatik)

People who use modern technologies are inundated with content and information from many sources, includingadvertisements on the web, posts on social media, and (looking to the future) content in augmented or virtual reality.While these technologies are transforming our lives and communications in many positive ways, they also come withserious risks to users’ security, privacy, and the trustworthiness of content they see: the online advertising ecosystemtracks individual users and may serve misleading or deceptive ads, social media feeds are full of potentialmis/disinformation, and emerging augmented reality technologies can directly modify users’ perceptions of the physicalworld in undesirable ways. In this talk, I will discuss several lines of research from our lab that explore these issuesfrom a broad computer security and privacy perspective, leveraging methodologies ranging from qualitative user studiesto systematic measurement studies to system design and evaluation. What unites these efforts is a key question: what can(or do) users believe about the content they receive through our existing and emerging technologies, and how can wedesign platforms and ecosystems more robust to these risks?

Bio: Franziska (Franzi) Roesner is an associate professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering atthe University of Washington, where she co-directs the Security and Privacy Research Lab. Her research focuses broadlyon computer security and privacy for end users of existing and emerging technologies. For example, her work has studiedcontexts including the web, smartphones, sensitive user groups (e.g., journalists, survivors of human trafficking),emerging augmented reality (AR) and IoT platforms, and online mis/disinformation. She is the recipient of an MITTechnology Review "Innovators Under 35" Award, an Emerging Leader Alumni Award from the University of Texas at Austin, aGoogle Security and Privacy Research Award, and an NSF CAREER Award. She serves on the USENIX Security and USENIX EnigmaSteering Committees. She received her PhD from the University of Washington in 2014 and her BS from UT Austin in 2008.Her website is at https://www.franziroesner.com.

Time: Tuesday, 24.11.2020, 16:00
Place: https://zoom.us/j/99600775577?pwd=b21ZcTUyU2Z0N1VUUTRpa3JQWllyUT09

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