­Alessandro Acquisti

acquisti @ andrew.cmu.edu
www.heinz.cmu.edu/~acquisti

Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy, Heinz College, CMU

PwC William W. Cooper Professor of Risk and Regulatory Innovation

Co-Director, CMU Center for Behavioral Decision Research (CBDR)

Director, Privacy Economics Experiments Lab (PeeX)

Director, CMU Risk and Regulatory Services Innovation Center Sponsored by PwC

Google Scholar page and citation record

SSRN page

Media mentions and interviews

Positions

2014-present

Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy
Heinz College
Carnegie Mellon University.

2012-2014

Tenured Associate Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy
Heinz College
Carnegie Mellon University.

2009-2012

Associate Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy
Heinz College
Carnegie Mellon University.

2003-2009

Assistant Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy
Heinz College
Carnegie Mellon University.

Spring 2012

Visiting Scientist
Google, Mountain View.

Spring 2012

Visiting Fellow
Becker/Friedman Institute for Research in Economics
University of Chicago.

Fall 2011

Visiting Scholar
Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Harvard University.

Fall 2011

Visiting Researcher
Microsoft Research, New England.

2006-present

Visiting Professor
Department of Economics, Master in eProcurement
University of Rome, Tor Vergata.

Spring 2009, Spring 2011

Visiting Professor
Department of Economics
University of Paris-Sud.

Spring 2009

Visiting Professor
Institute of Computer Science and Social Studies
University of Freiburg.

 

Education

2003

Ph.D., UC Berkeley, Information Management and Systems
School of Information Management and Systems.
Committee: Hal Varian (chair), John Chuang, Doug Tygar, Florian Zettelmeyer.

2001

M.I.M.S., UC Berkeley, Information Management and Systems
School of Information Management and Systems.

1999

M.Sc., London School of Economics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
Department of Economics.

1999

M.Litt., Trinity College Dublin , Economics
Department of Economics. Advisor: Hartmut Lehmann.

1997

Laurea 110/110 cum laude and "Publication worthy" special mention ("Dignita' di pubblicazione"), University of Rome, La Sapienza, Economics and Business
Department of Economics. Advisor: Mario Baldassarri.

 

 

 

 

 

Awards, Prizes, and Honors

2016-present

Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) Fellow

2015-2016

Andrew Carnegie Fellowship (inaugural class)

2015-present

Member of the Board of Regents, National Library of Medicine

2015

SOUPS 15 Best Poster Award (for the paper “Your Location has been Shared 5,398 Times!: A Field Study on Mobile App Privacy Nudging”)

2015

The Nudge Awards: Silver Nudge Award 2015 – Society category (for the paper “Your Location has been Shared 5,398 Times!: A Field Study on Mobile App Privacy Nudging”)

2014

IAPP SOUPS Privacy Award (for the paper: “Would a privacy fundamentalist sell their DNA for $1,000... if nothing bad happened thereafter? A study of the Westin categories, behavioral intentions, and consequences”)

2014

SOUPS Distinguished Poster Award (for the paper: “A Field Trial of Privacy Nudges for Facebook”)

2013

Runner up, INFORMS Marketing Science Long Term Impact Award (for the paper: “Conditioning Prices on Purchase History”)

2013

Runner up, CPDP Multidisciplinary Privacy Research Award (for the paper: “Misplaced Confidences: Privacy and the Control Paradox”)

2012

Information Systems Research, Best Published Paper Award (for the paper: “The Effect of Online Privacy Information on Purchasing Behavior: An Experimental Study”).

2012

IAPP/Privacy Law Scholars Conference Best Paper Award (for the paper: “An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks”)

2012

Leading Paper, Future of Privacy Forum's "Privacy Papers for Policy Makers" 2012 (for the paper: “An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks”).

2012

Nominated, Heinz College Martcia Wade Teaching Award.

2011-2012

Member, National Academies’ Committee on “Public Response to Alerts and Warnings Using Social Media and Associated Privacy Considerations.”

2010

Leading Paper, Future of Privacy Forum's "Privacy Papers for Policy Makers" 2010. (Author of 2 out of 6 Leading Papers: ("Privacy and the Control Paradox"; “What is Privacy Worth?”)

2010

CIST 2010 Best Student Paper Award ("Privacy and the Control Paradox." Lead author: Laura Brandimarte. Also Runner-up for best paper award).

2010

Teaching Excellence Award, Heinz College School of Information Systems and Management.

2010

Invited Co-chair, Cyber-economics Track, NITRD & White House OSTP’s National Cyber Leap Year Summit.

2008-present

Ponemon Institute Fellow.

2005

PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies.

2005

IBM Best Academic Privacy Faculty Award.

2005

Nominated for Heinz College MISM Program Teaching Excellence Award.

2003

Runner-up, PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies.

2003-2007

IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor) Research Fellow.

2002

UC Berkeley Graduate Division Dean's Normative Time Fellowship.

1998-1999

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Scholarship.

1998

Royal Irish Academy Post-Graduate Award.

1996-1997

Erasmus Scholarship.

1991

Scuola Normale di Pisa pre-university Stage.

Keynotes and Other Distinguished Talks

 

Munich Center for Internet Research (MCIR), Invited Keynote Lecture, June 2016.

George Mason University, PEP Scholar's Conference on Privacy, April 2016. (Keynote)

University of Maryland, UMB Cybersecurity conference, April 2016. (Keynote)

Toulouse School of Economics, Ninth bi-annual Postal Economics Conference on E-Commerce, March 2016. (Keynote)

Ira Shapiro Memorial Lecture, at the Twelfth Forum on “Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective,” University of Maryland, January 2016.

Consumer Privacy Conference, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, October 2015. (Keynote)

Heidelberg Laureate Forum, August 2015. (Hot-topic keynote speaker)

University of Kansas, States of Surveillance: New Directions and Empirical Projects, October 2015 (Keynote)

Singapore Scientific Conference, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, September 2015. (Keynote) 

Singapore Management University, Presidential Distinguished Lecture, September 2015.

Eight Annual Berkeley Privacy Law Lecture, Fall 2015.

2015 Identity Conference, Office of the Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand, May 2015. (Keynote)

University of Pennsylvania’s Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences, Warren Center Distinguished Lecture Series, April 2015. (Distinguished Lecture)

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s Commonwealth Historical Society, “The Right of Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Fact or Fiction?,” Harrisburg,  March 2015. (Invited talk)

Conférence internationale sur La protection des données personnelles: Approche pluridisciplinaire, Digital Society Institute (DSI), Paris, December 2014. (Keynote)

 

SPION Closing Workshop: “You Are Not Alone,” Leuven, December 2014. (Keynote)

77th Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting, Seattle, November 2014. (Keynote)

Keynote speech at Dr. Schlissel's Presidential Inauguration, University of Michigan, September 2014.

27th Computer Security Foundations Symposium, Vienna, August 2014. (Keynote)

Lectio Magistralis, L’Economia della Privacy, Centro Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Pisa, June 2014. (Lectio Magistralis)

Identity Theft 911 Annual Conference, Arizona, November 2013. (Keynote)

Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results (LASER), Washington DC, October 2013 (Keynote)

Quello Lecture, Michigan State, November 2013.

IEEE Sixth International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS), October 2013. (Keynote)

Universita’ di Tor Vergata, Economics Department, Commencement Speech to Summer Graduating Class, July 2013.

TED Global Talk, Edinburgh, June 2013. (Speaker)

IFIP Summer School on Privacy & Identity Management, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, June 2013.(Keynote)

Proskauer Conference on Privacy, New York, May 2013. (Keynote)

USEC Workshop on Usable Security at Financial Cryptography 2013,  Okinawa, Japan, April 2013. (Keynote)

TEDxMidAtlantic Talk, Washington DC, 2012.(Speaker)

Cátedra Google sobre Privacidad, Sociedad e Innovación, Privacidad, Innovación y Crecimiento Económico: El Marco Regulador de la Privacidad Como Factor de Estímulo de la Economía Digital, CEU San Pablo University, Madrid, November 2012. (Keynote)

Audience Intelligence and Data Mining for Advertising Workshop at the KDD conference, August 2011, San Diego. (Keynote)

Amsterdam Privacy Conference, Amsterdam, October 2012. (Keynote.)

Annual Privacy Forum, Cyprus, October 2012. (Keynote.)

International Association of Privacy Professionals - European Annual Conference, "Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality," London, April 2012. (Keynote)

ISchool, UC Berkeley, "An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks," Berkeley, April 2012. (Dean's Lecture)

Wall Street Journal, Data Transparency Weekend, New York, April 2012. (Invited speaker.)

Stanford CIS Speaker Series, “Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality,” Stanford University, April 2012. (Invited speaker.)

Metricon Workshop (RSA Conference 2012), "Valuating Privacy," San Francisco, February 2012. (Opening Speaker)

Conference on the Economics of Privacy, "The Economics of Privacy," University of Colorado, Boulder, December 2011. (Keynote)

International Association of Privacy Professionals - Australia and New Zealand - Annual Conference, "Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality," Melbourne, November 2011. (Keynote)

SCL 6th Annual Policy Forum: The New Shape of European Internet Regulation, "Privacy, Behavior, and Regulation," London, September 2011. (Keynote)

Conference on the Economics of Information and Communication Technologies, "Privacy, Economics, and Behavioral Economics," Paris, October 2011. (Keynote)

Privacy Symposium: Vie Privie & Riseaux Sociaux en Ligne: Nouveaux Comportements et Nouvelles Regulations, "From the Illusion of Control to Discounting the Past: Privacy and Behavior," Universite Paris-Sud, Faculte Jean Monnet, March 2011. (Opening Speaker)

Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference (CFP), "Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality," Washington DC, June 2011. (Keynote)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "The Dish: It's All in the Numbers," Koshland Science Museum, Washington DC, January 2010. (Science Café’ Talk) (Video)

Third International Conference on Ethics and Policy of Biometrics and International Data Sharing, "The Economics and Behavioral Economics of Privacy," Hong Kong, January 2010. (Invited speaker)

PrimeLife/IFIP Summer School: Privacy and Identity Management for Life, "Privacy and the Illusion of Control," Helsingborg, Sweden, August 2010. (Keynote)

ZEW Web 2.0 Symposium, "Predicting Social Security Numbers from Public Data," Mannheim, November 2009. (Keynote)

ISchool, UC Berkeley, "Predicting Social Security Numbers from Public Data," Berkeley, October 2009. (Dean's Lecture)

HotPETS (Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium), "Of Frogs and Herds: Privacy, Information Disclosure, and Behavioral Economics," Seattle, August 2009. (Keynote)

6th International Conference on Trust, Privacy & Security in Digital Business (TrustBus), "Of Frogs and Herds: Privacy, Information Disclosure, and Behavioral Economics," Linz, Austria, August 2009. (Keynote)

3rd Electronic Health Information and Privacy Conference (EHIPC), "A Behavioral Approach to Privacy Concerns," Ottawa, December 2007. (Keynote)

International Conference on Emerging Trends in Information and Communication Security (ETRICS), "What can Behavioral Economics Teach us about Privacy?," Freiburg, Germany, June 2006. (Keynote)

Grants

External Sources

PI. "SBE: Medium: Collaborative: Understanding and Exploiting Visceral Roots of Privacy and Security Concerns," National Science Foundation (Grant awarded: $595,197). With Jeff Hancock, 2015-2018.

Co-PI. “Personalized Privacy Assistants for the Internet of Things and Big Data,” DARPA (Grant recommended for Award: $4.5M). With Norman Sadeh (PI), Lorrie Cranor, Lujo Bauer, and Anupam Datta. 2015-2018.

PI. “Developing a new framework and tool for diagnosing privacy personas", Google Research Award. With Eyal Peer. 2015-2016.

PI. "IBSS: Visceral targeting: Using personalized face composites for implicit persuasion and targeted marketing," National Science Foundation (Grant recommended for Award: $620K). 2013-2016.

Co-PI. “TWC SBE: OPTION: FRONTIER: COLLABORATIVE: Towards effective web privacy notice and choice: a multi-disciplinary perspective,” National Science Foundation (Grant recommended for Award: $3.75M). With Norman Sadeh (PI), Lorrie Cranor, Travis Breaux, Noah Smith, Joel R. Reidenberg, and Aleecia McDonald. 2013-2016.

 

PI. "TWC SBES: Medium: Collaborative: Evolutionary Approaches to Privacy and Information Security," National Science Foundation (Grant awarded: $380K). With Jeff Hancock, 2013-2014.

 

Co-PI. “USE – User Security Behavior,” NSA/CMU Science of Security Lablet (Grant Recommended for Award: $1.9M). With Nicolas Christin, Lorrie Cranor, and Rahul Telang, 2012-2016.

 

Co-PI. “Understanding and Disrupting the Economics of Cybercrime,” US Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Security Research and Development Broad Agency Announcement (Grant Awarded: $3M). With Nicolas Christin (PI), Ross Anderson, and Tyler Moore, 2012-2015.

Co-PI. "Census Research Node: Data Integration, Online Data Collection, and Privacy Protection for Census 2020," National Science Foundation (Grant awarded: $2.2M). With William Eddy (PI), Stephen Fienberg (PI), Joseph B. Kadane, Rebecca Nugent, 2011-2016.

PI. "Privacy and Behavior," Rose Foundation – Google Buzz Settlement’s Privacy Grants (Grant awarded: $350k). With Lorrie Cranor, 2011. (Selected by Settlement Plaintiffs, Defendant, and Judge.)

PI. "Nudging Users Towards Privacy," National Science Foundation (Grant awarded: $2.7M). With Lorrie Cranor and Norman Sadeh, 2010-2015.

Co-PI. "Usability Analysis of Digital Forensic," Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California (Grant awarded: $100K). With Lorrie Cranor (PI), Nicolas Christin, and Rahul Telang, 2010.

Co-PI. "Aligning Empirically Validated Privacy Perceptions and Behaviors with a Dynamic Privacy Policy Landscape," I3P privacy project (Grant awarded: $175K). With Travis Breaux (PI) and Rahul Telang, 2010-2012.

PI. "Privacy Concerns and Information Disclosure: An Illusion of Control Hypothesis [continuation]," National Science Foundation’s Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) (Grant awarded: $85K), 2010.

Co-PI. "SPION: Security and Privacy for Online Social Networks," SBO Support Channel (Strategic Basic Research, IWT-Flanders) (Share of grant awarded: $320,000). With Bart Preneel (PI) et al, 2010-2013.

Co-PI. "Privacy Nudges," Google Focused Research Award (Grant awarded: $400K). With Lorrie Cranor (PI) and Norman Sadeh, 2010.

PI. "Privacy Concerns and Information Disclosure: An Illusion of Control Hypothesis," National Science Foundation’s Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) (Grant awarded: $65K), 2009.

Core Faculty Member. "IGERT: Usable Privacy and Security," National Science Foundation (Grant awarded: $3.2M). PI: Lorrie Cranor, 2009-2014.

Co-PI. "Beyond Search: Semantic Computing and Internet Economics," Microsoft Corporation (Grant awarded: $60K). PI: Lorrie Cranor, 2008.

PI. "Evaluating and Enhancing Privacy and Information Sharing in Online Social Networks," National Science Foundation IIS (Grant awarded: $387K), 2007-2010.

Study Resource Team Member. "Composing the Right Mix of Humans & Technology for Lunar Surface Exploration," National Aeronautics & Space Administration unsolicited BlueSky proposal (Share of grant awarded: $9K). PI: Dr. Kenneth M. Ford (Institute for Human & Machine Cognition), 2006-2007.

Co-PI. "What is It To You? A Survey of Online Privacy Concerns and Risks," NET Institute Summer Grant (Grant awarded: $3K). With: Janice Tsai, Christina Fong, and Lorrie Cranor (PI), 2006.

PI, "Attention Economics in Information-rich Environments," Carnegie Mellon University CyLab and Humboldt Foundation Transcoop Award (Share of grant awarded: $36K). Co-PI: Prof. Sarah Spiekermann (Humboldt University, Berlin), 2005-2008.

Co-PI. "Preventing Semantic Attacks," National Science Foundation Cyber Trust (Grant awarded: $1,6M). With Sven Dietrich, Julie Downs, Jason Hong, Norman Sadeh, and Lorrie Cranor (PI), 2005-2008.

Team Leader. "End-to-end Mission Modeling and Simulation Environment," National Aeronautics & Space Administration, Human & Robotic Technology Broad Agency Announcement 04-02 Award (Grant originally awarded: $14M). PI: Dr. Maarten Sierhuis, 2005-2006.

Internal Sources

PI. "The Impact of Online Social Networks on Firms' Hiring Practices," Carnegie Mellon University CyLab. Seed Funding (Grant awarded: $28,000), 2010.

PI. "The Evolutionary Roots of Privacy and Security Concerns," Carnegie Mellon University CyLab. Seed Funding (Grant awarded: $28,000), 2010.

Co-PI. "Weaving Together Technology Innovation with Human and Policy Considerations," CMU-Portugal ICTI. PI: Norman Sadeh, 2008.

Co-PI. "Privacy Decision Making," Carnegie Mellon University CyLab (Grant awarded: $185,000). PI: Lorrie Cranor, 2008-2009.

PI, "Personal Information Revelation in Online Social Networks: Cross-cultural Effects," Carnegie Mellon University CyLab Seed Funding (Grant awarded: $28,000), 2007.

PI. "Personal Information Security and Online Social Networks," Carnegie Mellon University CyLab Seed Funding (Grant awarded: $31,500), 2006.

Co-PI, "Supporting Trust Decisions," Carnegie Mellon University CyLab (Grant awarded: $204,000). PI: Dr. Lorrie Cranor, 2005-2008.

PI. "Understanding the Dichotomy: An Experimental Approach to Privacy Attitudes and Behavior," Carnegie Mellon University Berkman Faculty Development Award (Grant awarded: $9,000), 2003-2004.

UC Berkeley, School of Information Management and Systems, Dean's Mellon Fellowship for Information Economics (with Dean Hal Varian), 2002.

UC Berkeley, School of Information Management and Systems, Dean's Mellon Scholarship for Information Economics (with Dean Hal Varian), 1999.

Trinity College Foundation HPC Fellowship (with Dr. Patrick Waldron), 1998.

TACIS-ACE Scholarship (with Prof. Hartmut Lehmann), 1997.

Publications

Journal Articles

[J39] "The Economics of Privacy," Alessandro Acquisti and Curtis Taylor. Journal of Economic Literature, 54(2), 2016.

[J38] “A Query Theory Perspective of Privacy Decision Making,” Idris Adjerid, Sonam Samat, and Alessandro Acquisti. Journal of Legal Studies, forthcoming, 2016.

[J37] "The Impact of Privacy Regulation on Technology Adoption: The Case of Health Information Exchanges," Idris Adjerid, Alessandro Acquisti, Rema Padman, Rahul Telang, and Julia Adler- Milstein, Management Science, 2016.

[J36] “The impact of reversibility on the decision to disclose personal information," Eyal Peer and Alessandro Acquisti, Journal of Consumer Marketing, forthcoming, 2016.

[J35] "Big Data and Bad Data: On the Sensitivity of Security Policy to Imperfect Information,” Graves, James T., Alessandro Acquisti, and Nicolas Christin. The University of Chicago Law Review, 2016.

[J34] "Personal data markets," Spiekermann, Sarah, Rainer Böhme, Alessandro Acquisti, and Kai-Lung Hui. Electronic Markets 25(2), 2015.

[J33] "The challenges of personal data markets and privacy," Spiekermann, Sarah, Alessandro Acquisti, Rainer Böhme, and Kai-Lung Hui. Electronic Markets 25(2), 2015.

[J32] "Privacy and Human Behavior in the Age of Information," Alessandro Acquisti, Laura Brandimarte, and George Loewenstein, Science, 347(6221), 2015. (Authors’ pre-publication version available at http://www.heinz.cmu.edu/~acquisti/papers/Acquisti-Science-Privacy-Review.pdf).

[J31] "Face Recognition and Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality," Alessandro Acquisti, Ralph Gross, and Fred Stutzman. Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality, 6(2), 2014.

[J30] "I cheated, but only a little - Partial confessions to unethical behavior,” Peer, E., Acquisti, A., and Shalvi, S. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106(2), 202-217, 2014.

[J29] “Heads or Tails? – A reachability bias in binary choice,” Bar-Hillel, M., Peer, E., and Acquisti, A. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 2014.

[J28] “Reputation as a sufficient condition for data quality on Amazon Mechanical Turk,” Peer, E., Vosgerau, J., and Acquisti, A. Behavior Research Methods, 2014.

[J27] “The Second Wave of Global Privacy Protection: From Facebook Regrets to Facebook Privacy Nudges,” Wang, Yang, Pedro Giovanni Leon, Xiaoxuan Chen, Saranga Komanduri, Gregory Norcie, Kevin Scott, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Faith Cranor, and Norman Sadeh. Ohio State Law Journal, 74 (2013): 1307-1335 (invited paper).

[J26] "What is Privacy Worth?," Alessandro Acquisti, Leslie John, and George Loewenstein. Journal of Legal Studies, 42(2), 249-274, 2013. (Leading paper, 2010 Future of Privacy Forum's Best "Privacy Papers for Policy Makers" Competition.)

[J25] Inducing Customers to Try New Goods," Alessandro Acquisti. Review of Industrial Organization, 2014

[J24] “Empirical Analysis of Data Breach Litigation,” Sasha Romanosky, David Hoffman, and Alessandro Acquisti, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 11(1), 74-104, 2013.

[J23] "Gone in 15 seconds: The limit of privacy transparency and control", Alessandro Acquisti, Laura Brandimarte, and Idris Adjerid, IEEE Security & Privacy, 11(4): 72-74, 2013 (invited paper).

[J22] “Complementary Perspectives on Privacy and Security: Economics,” IEEE Security & Privacy, 11(2), 2013 (invited paper).

[J21] "Misplaced Confidences: Privacy and the Control Paradox," Laura Brandimarte, Alessandro Acquisti, and George Loewenstein, Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4(3), 340-347, 2013. (Winner, Best Doctoral Student Paper Award, CIST 2010; Runner-up, Best Paper Award, CIST 2010; Leading paper, 2010 Future of Privacy Forum's Best "Privacy Papers for Policy Makers" Competition; Runner-up, Best Paper Award, CPDP 2012)

[J20] “Silent Listeners: The Evolution of Privacy and Disclosure on Facebook,” Fred Stutzman, Ralph Gross, Alessandro Acquisti, Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality, Number 2, 7 – 41, 2012. (As of 2014, most downloaded manuscript in the history of the journal.)

[J19] “An Online Survey Experiment on Ambiguity and Privacy,” Alessandro Acquisti and Jens Grossklags, Communications & Strategies, 88(4), pp. 19-39, 2012.

[J18] "Privacy and Market Failures: Three Reasons for Concern, and Three Reasons for Hope," Alessandro Acquisti. Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law, 10(227), 2012, (invited paper).

[J17] "The Impact of Relative Judgments on Concern about Privacy," Alessandro Acquisti, Leslie John, and George Loewenstein. Journal of Marketing Research, 49(2), 2012.

[J16] "Government-Scale Monetary Forgery: Economics and Countermeasures," Nicolas Christin, Alessandro Acquisti, Bryan Parno, and Adrian Perrig. I/S, 7(2), 2012.

[J15] "Do Interruptions Pay Off? Effects of Interruptive Ads on Consumers' Willingness to Pay," Alessandro Acquisti and Sarah Spiekermann. Journal of Interactive Marketing, 25(4), 226-240, 2011.

[J14] “Les Comportements De Vie Privée Face Au Commerce Electronique: Une Economie De La Gratification Immédiate,” Acquisti. Réseaux, Special Issue on “Données Personnelles et Vie Privée Sur les Réseaux, Nouveaux Comportements, Nouvelles Regulations” (Editors: Alain Rallet et Fabrice Rochelandet), 3(167), 105-130, 2011. [Translated reprint of P8]

[J13] "Do Data Breach Disclosure Laws Reduce Identity Theft?," Sasha Romanosky, Rahul Telang, and Alessandro Acquisti. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 30(2), 256-286, 2011.

[J12] "Strangers on a Plane: Context-dependent Willingness to Divulge Personal Information," Leslie John, Alessandro Acquisti, and George Loewenstein. Journal of Consumer Research, 37(5), 858-873, 2011.

[J11] "The Effect of Online Privacy Information on Purchasing Behavior: An Experimental Study," Janice Tsai, Serge Egelman, Lorrie Cranor, and Alessandro Acquisti. Information Systems Research, 22, 254-268, 2011. (Information Systems Research, Best Published Paper Award.)

[J10] "Behavioral Research and Empirical Modeling of Marketing Channels: Implications for Both Fields and a Call for Future Research," Robert J. Meyer, Joachim Vosgerau, Vishal Singh, Alessandro Acquisti, et al. Marketing Letters, 21(3), 301-315, 2010.

[J9] "Teaching Johnny not to Fall for Phish," Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Steve Sheng, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Cranor, and Jason Hong. ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, 10(2), 2010.

[J8] "Privacy Costs and Personal Data Protection: Economic and Legal Perspectives," Sasha Romanosky and Alessandro Acquisti, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, 24(3), 1061-1102, 2009.

[J7] "Nudging Privacy: The Behavioral Economics of Personal Information," Alessandro Acquisti. IEEE Security & Privacy, 7(6), 82-85, 2009.

[J6] "Predicting Social Security Numbers from Public Data," Alessandro Acquisti and Ralph Gross. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 106(27), 10975-10980, 2009. [Commentary by William E. Winkler. Most downloaded PNAS manuscript in July 2009]

[J5] "Identity Management, Privacy, and Price Discrimination," Alessandro Acquisti, IEEE Security & Privacy, 6(2), 46-50, 2008.

[J4] "Conditioning Prices on Purchase History," Alessandro Acquisti and Hal Varian. Marketing Science, 24(3), 1-15, 2005. (Runner up, INFORMS Marketing Science Long Term Impact Award.)

[J3] "Privacy and Rationality in Decision Making," Alessandro Acquisti and Jens Grossklags. IEEE Security & Privacy, 3(1), 26-33, 2005.

[J2] "Privacy," Alessandro Acquisti. Rivista di Politica Economica, V/VI, 319-368, 2005.

[J1] "Grime and Punishment: Job Insecurity and Wage Arrears in the Russian Federation," Hartmut Lehmann, Jonathan Wadsworth, and Alessandro Acquisti. Journal of Comparative Economics, 27, 595-617, 1999.

Under Review and Working Papers

“Nudges for Privacy and Security: Understanding and Assisting Users' Choices Online”, Pedro Giovanni Leon, Idris Adjerid, Rebecca Balebako, Laura Brandimarte, Saranga Komanduri, Florian Schaub, Manya Sleeper, Yang Wang, Shomir Wilson, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Norman Sadeh.

The More Social Cues, The Less Trolling? An Empirical Study of Online Commenting Behavior,” Daegon Cho and Alessandro Acquisti.

 

"Framing, Choice Architecture, and the Malleability of Privacy Choices,” Idris Adjerid, Alessandro Acquisti, George Loewenstein.

"Guns, Privacy, and Crime," Alessandro Acquisti and Catherine Tucker.

"Chasing The Effect of Self-Morphs On Consumer Behavior," Peer, E., Samat, S., Acquisti, A. and Gross, R.

“Aiming at a More Cost-Efficient Census Via Online Data Collection: Privacy Trade-Offs of Geo-Location,” Laura Brandimarte and Alessandro Acquisti.

“Beyond the Turk: An Empirical Comparison of Alternative Platforms for Crowdsourcing Online Research,” Eyal Pe’er, Sonam Samat, Laura Brandimarte and Alessandro Acquisti.

"An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks," Alessandro Acquisti and Christina Fong.

"The Paradoxical Effect of Randomized Response Techniques," Leslie John, Alessandro Acquisti, and George Loewenstein.

“Beyond the Privacy Paradox: Objective versus Relative Risk in Privacy Decision Making,” Idris Adjerid, Alessandro Acquisti, Eyal Peer.

 

“For Trust not Him that hath once Broken Faith,” Laura Brandimarte, Laura Brandimarte, Joachim Vosgerau, Alessandro Acquisti.

 

"The Evolutionary Roots of Privacy Concerns," Alessandro Acquisti, Laura Brandimarte, and Jeff Hancock.

"Data Breaches and Identity Theft: When is Mandatory Disclosure Optimal?," Sasha Romanosky, Richard Sharp, and Alessandro Acquisti.

"Disclosure Desire: Understanding when People Disclose Private Information," Leslie John, George Loewenstein, and Alessandro Acquisti.

"A Short History of Facebook," Fred Stutzman, Ralph Gross, and Alessandro Acquisti.

“Sleight of Privacy: Framing, Disclosure, and the Limits of Transparency,” Adjerid I, Acquisti A, Brandimarte L, and Loewenstein G.

 

"The Unintended Consequences of Identity Theft Prevention Policies," Alessandro Acquisti and Ralph Gross. Invited second round, MISQ.

“Of Revelations and Iron Hands: Unexpected Effects of Sensitive Disclosures,” Laura Brandimarte, Alessandro Acquisti, Francesca Gino. To be submitted to Management Science.

 

 

Books

[B3] Public Response to Alerts and Warnings Using Social Media: Summary of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps, Robert E. Kraut, Alessandro Acquisti, Jon M. Kleinberg, Leslie Luke, Richard G. Muth, Leysia Palen, Timothy L. Sellnow, Michele Wood, National Academies Press, 2012.

 

[B2] Trust 2010: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Trust and Trustworthy Computing. Alessandro Acquisti, Sean Smith, and Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi (eds). Springer, 2010.

[B1] Digital Privacy: Theory, Technologies and Practices. Alessandro Acquisti, Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Stefanos Gritzalis, Costas Lambrinoudakis (eds). Auerbach Publications (Taylor and Francis Group), 2007.

Book Chapters

[C12] "Predictors of Risky Decisions: Improving Judgment and Decision Making Based on Evidence from Phishing Attack," Julie Downs, Alessandro Acquisti, and Donato Barbagallo. In Evan A. Wilhelms, Valerie F. Reyna (eds), Neuroeconomics, Judgment, and Decision Making, Psychology Press, 2015.

[C11] “From the Economics of Privacy to the Economics of Big Data,” Draft version of a chapter titled “The Economics and Behavioral Economics of Privacy” in Stefan Bender, Julia Lane, Helen Nissenbaum, and Victoria Stodden (eds), Privacy, Confidentiality, and Big Data, Cambridge University Press, 2014.

[C10] “The Economics of Privacy," Alessandro Acquisti and Laura Brandimarte. In Martin Peitz and Joel Waldfogel (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Digital Economy, Oxford University Press, 2012.

[C9] “Nudging Privacy: The Behavioral Economics of Personal Information," Alessandro Acquisti. In Jacques Bus, Malcolm Crompton, Mireille Hildebrandt, George Metakides (eds), Digital Enlightenment Yearbook 2012, IOS Press, 2012.

[C8] "Information Revelation and Privacy in Online Social Networks," Ralph Gross and Alessandro Acquisti. In David Matheson (ed), Contours of Privacy, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009. [Reprint of P9]

[C7] “What Can Behavioral Economics Teach Us About Privacy?” Alessandro Acquisti and Jens Grossklags. In Alessandro Acquisti, Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Stefanos Gritzalis, Costas Lambrinoudakis (eds), Digital Privacy: Theory, Technologies and Practices, Auerbach Publications (Taylor and Francis Group), 363-377, 2007.

[C6] "Note sull'Economia della Privacy," Alessandro Acquisti. In V. Cuffaro, R. D’Orazio, V. Ricciuto (eds), Il Codice del Trattamento dei Dati Personali, Giappichelli, 907-920, 2007.

[C5] "Ubiquitous Computing, Customer Tracking, and Price Discrimination," Alessandro Acquisti. In G. Roussos (ed), Ubiquitous Commerce, Springer-Verlag, 115-132, 2005.

[C4] "Privacy and Rationality: A Survey," Alessandro Acquisti and Jens Grossklags. In K. Strandburg and D. Raicu (eds), Privacy and Technologies of Identity: A Cross -Disciplinary Conversation, Springer-Verlag, 15-29, 2005.

[C3] "Privacy and Security of Personal Information: Technological Solutions and Economic Incentives," Alessandro Acquisti. In J. Camp and R. Lewis (eds), The Economics of Information Security, Kluwer, 165-178, 2004.

[C2] "Losses, Gains, and Hyperbolic Discounting: Privacy Attitudes and Privacy Behavior," Alessandro Acquisti and Jens Grossklags. In J. Camp and R. Lewis (eds), The Economics of Information Security, Kluwer, 179-186, 2004.

[C1] "Adjustable Autonomy and Human-Agent Teamwork in Practice: An Interim Report on Space Applications," J. M. Bradshaw, M. Sierhuis, A. Acquisti, P. Feltovich, R. Hoffman, R. Jeffers, D. Prescott, N. Suri, A. Uszok, and R. van Hoof. In H. Hexmoor, C. Castelfranchi, and R. Falcone (eds), Agent Autonomy. Kluwer, 243-280, 2003.

Proceedings

[P45] "My Daughter Fixes All My Mistakes: A Qualitative Study on User Engagement and Computer Security Outcomes,” Alain Forget, Sarah Pearman,                Jeremy Thomas, Alessandro Acquisti, Nicolas Christin, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Serge Egelman, Marian Harbach, Rahul Telang. In Twelfth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security, SOUPS 2016.

 

[P44] "Engineering Information Disclosure: Norm Shaping Designs," Chang, Daphne, Erin L. Krupka, Eytan Adar, and Alessandro Acquisti. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2016.

 

[P43] “Expecting the Unexpected: Understanding Mismatched Privacy Expectations Online,” A. Rao, F. Schaub, N. Sadeh, A. Acquisti, R. Kang. In Twelfth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security, SOUPS 2016.

 

[P42] “Follow My Recommendations: A Personalized Assistant for Mobile App Permissions,” B. Liu, M. Andersen, F. Schaub, H. Almuhimedi, S. Zhang, N. Sadeh, Y. Agarwal, A. Acquisti. In Twelfth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security, SOUPS 2016.

 

[P41] “Your Location has been Shared 5,398 Times!: A Field Study on Mobile App Privacy Nudging,” Almuhimedi H, Schaub F, Sadeh N, Adjerid I, Acquisti A, Gluck J, Cranor L, Agarwal Y. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2015. (Winner, SOUPS ’15 Best Poster Award. Winner, Silver Nudge Award 2015, The Nudge Awards – Society category)

 

[P40] “The Impact of Timing on the Salience of Smartphone App Privacy Notices,” Balebako R, Schaub F, Adjerid I, Acquisti A, Cranor L. In Proceedings of the 5th Annual ACM CCS Workshop on Security and Privacy in Smartphones and Mobile Devices (pp. 63-67), 2015.

 

[P39] “I would like to..., I shouldn't..., I wish I...: Exploring behavior-change goals for social networking sites,” M. Sleeper, P.G. Kelley, S. Munson, A. Acquisti, L. Cranor, and N. Sadeh, 18th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), 2015.

 

[P38] “A Field Trial of Privacy Nudges for Facebook,” Y. Wang, P. Leon, A. Acquisti, L.F. Cranor, A. Forget, N. Sadeh. ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2014. (Winner, SOUPS Distinguished Poster Award 2014.)

 

[P37] “Would a privacy fundamentalist sell their DNA for $1000... if nothing bad happened thereafter? A study of the Westin categories, behavioral intentions, and consequences,” Allison Woodruff, Vasyl Pihur, Alessandro Acquisti, Sunny Consolvo, Lauren Schmidt, Laura Brandimarte, SOUPS, 2014. (Winner, IAPP SOUPS Privacy Award 2014.)

 

[P36] “Building the security behavior observatory: an infrastructure for long-term monitoring of client machines,” Forget, A., Komanduri, S., Acquisti, A., Christin, N., Cranor, L. F., & Telang, R. (2014, April). In Proceedings of the 2014 Symposium and Bootcamp on the Science of Security (p. 24). ACM.

 

[P35] “Spiny CACTOS: OSN users attitudes and perceptions towards cryptographic access control tools,” Ero Balsa, Laura Brandimarte, Alessandro Acquisti, Claudia Diaz, and Seda Gurses. USEC, 2014.

 

[P34] “Privacy nudges for social media: an exploratory Facebook study.” Wang, Y., Leon, P. G., Scott, K., Chen, X., Acquisti, A., & Cranor, L. F. (2013, May). In Proceedings of the 22nd international conference on World Wide Web companion (pp. 763-770). International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee.

 

[P33] “Disfluent font does not affect disclosure,” Rebecca Balebako, Eyal Peer, Laura Brandimarte, Laura Brandimarte, Alessandro Acquisti, LASER, 2013.

 

[P32] “Self-reported social network behavior: Accuracy predictors and implications for the privacy paradox,” Jessica Staddon, Alessandro Acquisti, and Kristen Lefevre, SocialCom, 2013.

 

[P31] “Sleight of Privacy: Framing, Disclosure, and the Limits of Transparency,” Adjerid I, Acquisti A, Brandimarte L, and Loewenstein G., SOUPS, 2013.

 

[P30] “Privacy Manipulation and Acclimation in a Location Sharing Application”, Shomir Wilson, Justin Cranshaw, Norman Sadeh, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Cranor, Jay Springfield, Sae Young Jeong and Arun Balasubramanian, UbiComp, 2013

 

[P29] “I read My Twitter the Next Morning and Was Astonished: A Conversational Perspective on Twitter regrets,” Sleeper, Manya, Justin Cranshaw, Patrick Gage Kelley, Blase Ur, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Cranor, Norman Sadeh,  Proceedings of the 31st annual SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2013.

 

[P27] “Tweets Are Forever: A Large-Scale Quantitative Analysis of Deleted Tweets," H. Almuhimedi, S. Wilson, B. Liu, N. Sadeh, A. Acquisti, Proceedings of the 16th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW2013), February 2013.

[P26] "“I regretted the minute I pressed share”: A Qualitative Study of Regrets on Facebook," Yang Wang, Saranga Komanduri, Pedro G. Leon, Gregory Norcie, Alessandro Acquisti, and Lorrie Faith Cranor. Proceedings of the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), ACM, 2011. [Acceptance rate for SOUPS 2010: 31%]

[P25] "Nudging Users towards Privacy on Mobile Devices," Rebecca Balebako, Pedro G. Leon, Hazim Almuhimed, Patrick Gage Kelley, Jonathan Mugan, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Faith Cranor and Norman Sadeh. Proceedings of the Workshop on Persuasion, Nudge, Influence and Coercion, Computer-Human Interaction Conference (CHI), 2011.

[P24] "The Economics and Behavioral Economics of Privacy: A Note" Alessandro Acquisti, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Ethics and Policy of Biometrics and International Data Sharing, Hong Kong, Springer LNCS Vol. 60059, 2010. (Invited paper.)

[P23] "Timing Is Everything? The Effects of Timing and Placement of Online Privacy Indicators," Serge Egelman, Janice Tsai, Lorrie Cranor, and Alessandro Acquisti. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2009. [24.5% acceptance rate]

[P22] "Improving Phishing Countermeasures: An Analysis of Expert Interviews," Steve Sheng, Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Cranor, and Jason Hong. Proceedings of the eCrime Researchers Summit (eCRS), 2009.

[P21] "School of Phish: A Real-world Evaluation of Anti-Phishing Training," Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Justin Cranshaw, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Cranor, Jason Hong, Mary Ann Blair, Theodore Pham. Proceedings of the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), 2009. [31% acceptance rate]

[P20] "Countermeasures against Government-Scale Monetary Forgery", Alessandro Acquisti, Nicolas Christin, Bryan Parno, and Adrian Perrig, (Short paper), Proceedings of Financial Cryptography Conference (FC), Springer, 2008. [23% acceptance rate for full papers]

[P19] "Anti-Phishing Education," Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Steve Sheng, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Cranor, and Jason Hong. Proceedings of the International Conference on E-Learning in the Workplace (ICELW), 2008.

[P18] "Lessons From a Real World Evaluation of Anti-Phishing Training," Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Steve Sheng, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Cranor, and Jason Hong. Proceedings of the eCrime Researchers Summit (eCRS), ACM, 2008.

[P17] “Protecting People from Phishing: The Design and Evaluation of an Embedded Training Email System,” Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Yong Rhee, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Jason Hong, and Elizabeth Nunge. Proceedings of the Computer-Human Interaction Conference (CHI), CHI Letters 9(1), 905-914, 2007. [25% acceptance rate]

[P16] "Anti-Phishing Phil: The Design and Evaluation of a Game That Teaches People Not to Fall for Phish," Steve Sheng, Bryant Magnien, Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Cranor, Jason Hong, and Elizabeth Nunge. Proceedings of the 2007 Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), ACM, 88-99, 2007. [32% acceptance rate]

[P15] "Getting Users to Pay Attention to Anti-Phishing Education: Evaluation of Retention and Transfer," Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Yong Rhee, Steve Sheng, S. Hasan, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Cranor and Jason Hong. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual eCrime Researchers Summit, October 4-5, 2007, ACM, 0-81. [37% acceptance rate]

[P14] “Power Strips, Prophylactics, and Privacy, Oh My!,” Julia Gideon, Serge Egelman, Lorrie Cranor, and Alessandro Acquisti. Proceedings of the Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), ACM, 133-144, 2006. [36% acceptance rate]

[P13] “Imagined Communities: Awareness, Information Sharing, and Privacy on the Facebook,” Alessandro Acquisti and Ralph Gross. Proceedings of Privacy Enhancing Technologies Workshop (PET), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4258, Springer, 36-58, 2006. [26% acceptance rate]

[P12] “Trust Modeling for Online Transactions: A phishing scenario,” Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Alessandro Acquisti, and Lorrie Faith Cranor. Proceedings of Privacy Security Trust Conference (PST), 2006. [30% acceptance rate]

[P11] “Privacy Patterns for Online Interactions,” Sasha Romanosky, Alessandro Acquisti, Jason Hong, Lorrie Cranor, and Batya Friedman. Proceedings of Pattern Languages of Programs Conference (PLOP), ACM, 1-9, 2006.

[P10] “Agent-based Mission Modeling and Simulation.” M. Sierhuis, W.J. Clancey, C. Seah, A. Acquisti, D. Bushnell, B. Damer, N. Dorighi, L. Edwards, L. Faithorn, L. Flueckiger, R. v Hoof, D. Lees, A. Nandkumar, C. Neukom, M. Scott, M. Sims, R. Wales, S.-Y. Wang, J. Wood, J., and B. Zhang. Proceedings of Agent-Directed Simulation Symposium (ADS), at the Spring Simulation Multiconference (SpringSim), 2006.

[P9] "Information Revelation and Privacy in Online Social Networks," Ralph Gross and Alessandro Acquisti. Proceedings of the 2005 Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES), ACM, 71-80, 2005. [23% acceptance rate]

[P8] "Privacy in Electronic Commerce and the Economics of Immediate Gratification," Alessandro Acquisti. Proceedings of the ACM Electronic Commerce Conference (ACM EC), ACM, 21-29, 2004. (Winner, 2005 PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies.) [16% acceptance rate]

[P7] "Teamwork-Centered Autonomy for Extended Human-Agent Interaction in Space Applications," Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Alessandro Acquisti, et al. Proceedings of the 2004 AAAI Spring Symposia - Interaction between Humans and Autonomous Systems over Extended Operation, AAAI Press, 2004.

[P6] "On the Economics of Anonymity," Alessandro Acquisti, Roger Dingledine, and Paul Syverson. Proceedings of the Financial Cryptography Conference (FC), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2742, Springer-Verlag, 84-102, 2003. (Nominated, 2003 PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies.) [26% acceptance rate]

[P5]. "Human-Agent Teamwork and Adjustable Autonomy in Practice," Maarten Sierhuis, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Alessandro Acquisti, Ron van Hoof, Renia Jeffers, and Andrzej Uszok. Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (I-Sairas). Nara, Japan, May 2003.

[P4] "Living With Agents and Liking It: Addressing the Technical and Social Acceptability of Agent Technology," Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Maarten Sierhuis, Alessandro Acquisti, Paul Feltovich, Robert Hoffman, Renia Jeffers, Niranjan Suri, Andrzej Uszok, and Ron Van Hoof. Proceedings of the 2003 AAAI Spring Symposia - Human Interaction with Autonomous Systems in Complex Environments, AAAI Press, SS-03-04, 15-23, 2003.

[P3] "Representation and Reasoning for DAML-based Policy and Domain Services in KaOS and Nomads," J. M. Bradshaw, A. Uszok, R. Jeffers, N. Suri, P. Hayes, M. Burstein, A. Acquisti, et al. Proceedings of the Second ACM International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 03), ACM Press, 835-842, 2003.

[P2] "Multi-agent Plan Execution and Work Practice: Modeling plans and practices onboard the ISS," Maarten Sierhuis, Alessandro Acquisti, and William Clancey. Proceedings of the Third International NASA Workshop on Planning and Scheduling for Space. Houston, TX, October 2002.

[P1] "Agent-based Modeling of Collaboration and Work Practices onboard the International Space Station," Alessandro Acquisti, Maarten Sierhuis, William Clancey, and Jeffrey Bradshaw. Proceedings of the Eleventh Conference on Computer-Generated Forces and Behavior Representation (CGF), 181-188, 2002.

Refereed Conferences and Workshops
(note: rarely updated)

[CW101] “Aiming at a More Cost-Efficient Census Via Online Data Collection: Privacy Trade-Offs of Geo-Location,” Laura Brandimarte and Alessandro Acquisti. Workshop on Understanding and Enhancing Online Privacy (UEOP 2106).

 

 

[CW100] "Attitudes towards geolocation-enabled Census forms" Laura Brandimarte, Ernest Chiew, Sam Ventura, and Alessandro Acquisti. Workshop on Experimental and Behavioral Economics in Information Systems (WEBEIS), 2016.

 

[CW96] “Who Benefits from targeted Advertising?,” Veronica Marotta, Kaifu Zhang, and Alessandro Acquisti. PrivacyCon 2016.

 

[CW99] “To Deny, or Not to Deny: A Personalized Privacy Assistant for Mobile App Permissions,” Bin Liu, Mads Schaarup Andersen, Florian Schaub, Hazim Almuhimedi, Norman Sadeh, Yuvraj Agarwal, Alessandro Acquisti. PrivacyCon 2016.

 

[CW98] “Expecting the Unexpected: Understanding Mismatched Privacy Expectations Online,” A. Rao, F. Schaub, N. Sadeh, A. Acquisti, R. Kang. PrivacyCon 2016,

 

[CW96] “Who Benefits from targeted Advertising?,” Veronica Marotta, Kaifu Zhang, and Alessandro Acquisti. Digital Information Policy Scholars Conference, 2016

 

[CW96] “Who Benefits from targeted Advertising?,” Veronica Marotta, Kaifu Zhang, and Alessandro Acquisti. PLSC 2016.

 

[CW97] "Raise the Curtains: The Effect of Transparency about Targeted Advertising on Attitudes & Behavioral Intentions," Samat, S. and Acquisti, A. Workshop on Understanding and Enhancing Online Privacy, 2016.

 

[CW96] “The Welfare and Allocative impact of Targeted Advertising,” Veronica Marotta, Kaifu Zhang, and Alessandro Acquisti, WISE 2015.

 

[CW95] "Beyond the Turk: An empirical comparison of alternative platforms for crowdsourcing online research," Eyal Pe’er, Sonam Samat, Laura Brandimarte and Alessandro Acquisti. Workshop on Crowdsourcing and Online Behavioral Experiments (COBE), 2015.

 

[CW95] “Beyond the Turk: An Empirical Comparison of Alternative Platforms for Crowdsourcing Online Research,” Eyal Pe’er, Sonam Samat, Laura Brandimarte and Alessandro Acquisti. North American Conference of the Association for Consumer Research, 2015.

 

[CW94] “Crime and Cybercrime: Comparing Perceptions and Punishments for Online and Offline Offenses,” James Graves Alessandro Acquisti, David Modic, and Ross Anderson, PLSC, 2015.

 

[CW93] “Online Self-Disclosure and Offline Threat Detection," Alessandro Acquisti, Laura Brandimarte, and Jeff Hancock, WEIS, 2015.

 

[CW92] “Big Data vs. Bad Data: On the Sensitivity of Economic models of Online Crime to Imperfect Data,” James Graves, Alessandro Acquisti, and Nicolas Christin. National Security Conference, University of Chicago Law School, June 2015. (Invited paper).

 

[CW91] “Markets for Personal Data,” Alessandro Acquisti, Rainer Boheme, Kai-Lung Hui, Sarah Spiekermann. Journal of Legal Studies Conference on Contracting Privacy, University of Chicago Law School, October 2015. (Invited paper).

 

[CW] “Content vs. Format: The Impact of Objective Risk and Framing on Disclosure Decisions,” Sonam Samata, Alessandro Acquisti, Idris Adjerid, Laura Brandimarte, and Pedro Leon. Workshop on Information Systems Economics (WISE) 2014.

 

[CW101] "Aiming at a More Cost-Efficient Census Via Online Data Collection: Privacy Trade-Offs of Geo-Location." Laura Brandimarte & Alessandro Acquisti. Workshop on Information Systems Economics (WISE) 2013.

 

[CW90] “On the Roots of Privacy Concerns,” Alessandro Acquisti, Laura Brandimarte, and Jeff Hancock, CODE, 2014 (Invited paper).

 

[CW89] “Social Media and Voluntary Disclosure of Big Data: Unexpected Consequences of Online Disclosures,” Laura Brandimarte and Alessandro Acquisti, American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), 2014.

 

[CW88] “Framing and the Malleability of Privacy Choices.” Adjerid, I., Acquisti, A., and Loewenstein, G. Excellence in Ethics Research Conference. Summer 2014, Notre Dame, IN.

 

[CW88] “Framing and the Malleability of Privacy Choices.” Adjerid, I., Acquisti, A., and Loewenstein, G. Big 10 IS Workshop. Summer 2014, Notre Dame, IN.

 

[CW88] “Framing and the Malleability of Privacy Choices.” Adjerid, I., Acquisti, A., and Loewenstein, G. INFORMS. Fall 2013, Minneapolis, MN.

 

[CW87] “Should Payment Card Issuers Re-Issue Cards in Response to a Data Breach?,” Jim Graves, Alessandro Acquisti, and Nicolas Christin. WEIS, 2014.

 

[CW86] “Experimental Measurement of Attitudes Regarding Cybercrime,” Jim Graves, Alessandro Acquisti, and Ross Anderson. WEIS, 2014.

 

[CW85] “Privacy Framing and Malleable Privacy Choice,” Idris Adjerid, Alessandro Acquisti, and George Loewenstein. WEIS, 2014.

 

[CW84] “Of Revelations and Iron Hands: Unexpected Effects of Sensitive Disclosures,” Laura Brandimarte, Alessandro Acquisti, Francesca Gino Science. Privacy Law Scholars Conference, 2014.

 

[CW83] “Aiming at a more cost-efficient Census via online data collection – Privacy trade-offs of geo-location,” Laura Brandimarte and Alessandro Acquisti. WEIS, 2014.

 

[CW83] “Aiming at a more cost-efficient Census via online data collection – Privacy trade-offs of geo-location,” Laura Brandimarte and Alessandro Acquisti. WISE, 2013.

 

[CW82] “Heads or Tails? – A reachability bias in binary choice.” Bar-Hillel, M., Peer, E., A. Acquisti. Center for the Study of Rationality annual conference, Eilat, Israel, 2014

 

[CW82] “Heads or Tails? – First tosses (and choices) are biased,” Bar-Hillel, M., Peer, E., & Acquisti, A. Society for Judgment and Decision-Making 34th annual conference, Toronto, ON, November, 2013.

 

[CW81] “I cheated, but only a little – Partial confessions to unethical behavior,” Peer, E., & Acquisti, A. Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference, January 2013, New Orleans, LA. 

 

[CW80] “Visceral Targeting: Using Personalized Face Composites for Implicit Targeted Marketing,” Samat, S., Acquisti, A., Gross, R., & Peer, E. (2013). TRUST Autumn 2013 Conference, Washington, DC, October 2013.

 

[CW80] “Visceral Targeting: Using Personalized Face Composites for Implicit Targeted Marketing,” Samat, S., Acquisti, A., Gross, R., & Peer, E. 32nd Annual Advertising and Consumer Psychology Conference - Consumer Psychology in a Social Media World, San Diego, CA, June 2013.

 

[CW79] Adjerid, I., Peer, E., Acquisti, A. & Lowenstein, G. (2013). Consumers’ privacy concerns are relative and malleable: Implications for online behavioral advertising, Association for Consumer Research Conference, October 2013, Chicago, IL.

 

[CW79] Adjerid, I., Peer, E., Acquisti, A. & Lowenstein, G. (2013). Consumers’ privacy concerns are relative and malleable: Implications for online behavioral advertising, Association for Consumer Psychology Conference, June 2013, San Diego, CA.

 

[CW78] "The Impact of Privacy Regulation on Technology Adoption: The Case of Health Information Exchanges," Idris Adjerid, Alessandro Acquisti, Rema Padman, Rahul Telang, and Julia Adler- Milstein, NBER's Economics of Information Technology and Digitization Workshop, July 2013.

 

[CW78]  “The Impact of Privacy Regulation and Technology Incentives: The Case of Health Information Exchanges.” Adjerid I, Acquisti A, Padman R, Telang R, and Adler-Milstein J. iConference. Spring 2013.

 

[CW77] “An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks,” Alessandro Acquisti and Christina Fong, WEIS 2013.

 

[CW76] “The Social Psychology of Privacy and Self-Disclosure,” Accepted panel at the SPSP JDM Pre-conference, 2013 (Co-organizer: Eyal Peer).

 

[CW75] "The Evolutionary Roots of Privacy Concerns," Alessandro Acquisti, Laura Brandimarte, and Jeff Hancock, Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC), 2013.

 

[CW74] “Depreciation of the Past,” San Antonio, Society for Consumer Psychology Conference, Feb 2013.(Presented by Joachim Vosgerau)

 

[CW73] “The More Social Cues, The Less Trolling? An Empirical Study of Online Commenting Behavior,” Daegon Cho and Alessandro Acquisti, WEIS 2013.

 

[CW72] “Will Johnny Facebook Get a Job? An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks, TPRC: 40th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, Sept. 2012.

 

[CW71] “Will Johnny Facebook Get a Job? An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks,” Economic Science Association Conference, June 2012. (Presented by Christina Fong)

 

[CW70] "Consumers’ Privacy Concerns are Relative and Malleable: Implications for Online Behavioral Advertising," Idris Adjerid, Eyal Pe’er, Alessandro Acquisti, George Lowenstein, 32nd Annual Advertising and Consumer Psychology Conference – Consumer Psychology in a Social Media World, San Diego, CA, June 2013.

 

[CW69] "Coming Clean and With an Iron Hand - Unexpected Effects of Sensitive Disclosures," Laura Brandimarte, Alessandro Acquisti, Francesca Gino, 32nd Annual Advertising and Consumer Psychology Conference – Consumer Psychology in a Social Media World, San Diego, CA, June 2013.

 

[CW68] "Visceral Targeting: Using Personalized Face Composites for Implicit Targeted Marketing," Sonam Samat, Alessandro Acquisti, Ralph Gross, Eyal Pe'er, 32nd Annual Advertising and Consumer Psychology Conference – Consumer Psychology in a Social Media World, San Diego, CA, June 2013.

[CW67] “Depreciation of The Past: Diagnostic Behaviors Have a Longer-Lasting Impact Than Non-Diagnostic Behaviors,” Laura Brandimarte, Joachim Vosgerau, Alessandro Acquisti, European Marketing Academy Conference, Istanbul, June 2013.

[CW65] Empirical Analysis of Data Breach Litigation,” Sasha Romanosky, David Hoffman, and Alessandro Acquisti, iConference, 2013.

 

[CW61] “Consumers’ Privacy Concerns are Relative and Malleable: Implications for Online Behavioral Advertising,” Adjerid I, Peer E, Acquisti A, Loewenstein G. (2013), 32nd Advertising and Consumer Psychology Conference, San Diego CA, 2013.

[CW60] Framing Affects Privacy Choices and Self-disclosure,” Peer, E., Adjerid, I., & Acquisti, A. (2013), Judgment and Decision Making pre-conference at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference, New Orleans, LA, January, 2013. 

[CW59] The social psychology of privacy and self-disclosure,” Peer E., & Acquisti, A. (2013), Symposium at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference, New Orleans, LA, January 2013. 

[CW58] “Sleight of Privacy: Framing, Disclosure, and the Limits of Transparency,” Adjerid I, Acquisti A, Brandimarte L, and Loewenstein G. (2012), Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), 2012.

[CW57] “Sleight of Privacy: Framing, Disclosure, and the Limits of Transparency,” Adjerid I, Acquisti A, Brandimarte L, and Loewenstein G. (2012), Workshop on Information Systems and Economics, December 2012.

[CW56] "An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks," Alessandro Acquisti and Christina Fong, TRUST Autumn 2012 Conference: November 14-15, 2012

[CW55] “I cheated, but only a little: Full and partial confessions following unethical behavior,”Peer, E., Acquisti, A., & Shalvi, S. (2012), Conference of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Minneapolis, MO, November 2012.

[CW54] “An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks" Alessandro Acquisti, Christina Fong, 2013 TPRC: The 41st Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, George Mason University Law School, Arlington, Virginia, September 2012.  

[CW53] “Decision Reversibility and Self-disclosure”, Peer, E., & Acquisti, A. (2012), Behavioral Decision Research in Management Conference, Boulder, CO, June, 2012.

[CW52] “Reversibility, regret and personal disclosure,” Peer. E., Acquisti, A., Cranor, L., Wang, Y., & Sleeper, M. (2012). Judgment and Decision Making pre-conference at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference, San-Diego, CA,  January 2012.

[CW51] “An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks" Alessandro Acquisti and Christina Fong. Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC), 2012.

[CW51] “An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks" Alessandro Acquisti and Christina Fong. INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, 2012.

[CW51] “An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks" Alessandro Acquisti and Christina Fong. 10th ZEW Conference on the Economics of Information and Communication Technologies, 2012.

[CW51] “An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks" Alessandro Acquisti and Christina Fong. 40th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC), 2012.

[CW51] “An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks" Alessandro Acquisti and Christina Fong. International Economic Science Association Conference, NYU, 2012.

[CW51] “An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks" Alessandro Acquisti and Christina Fong. Bay Area Behavioral and Experimental Economics Workshop, 2012.

[CW51] “An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks" Alessandro Acquisti and Christina Fong. Utah Winter Conference on Business Intelligence, 2012.

[CW50] "Decision Reversibility and Self-Disclosure,” Eyal Peer and Alessandro Acquisti. Behavioral Decision Research in Management Conference (BDRM), 2012.

[CW49] "Sleight of Privacy,” Idris Adjerid, Alessandro Acquisti, and Laura Brandimarte. Conference on Web Privacy Measurement, 2012.

[CW46] "Empirical Analysis of Data Breach Litigation,” Sasha Romanosky, David Hoffman, and Alessandro Acquisti. Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2012.

[CW48] "Faces of Facebook: Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality," Alessandro Acquisti, Ralph Gross, and Fred Stutzman. BlackHat USA, 2011.

[CW48] "Faces of Facebook: Face Recognition and Web 2.0," Alessandro Acquisti and Ralph Gross. Workshop on Statistical Challenges in eCommerce Research (SCECR), 2011.

[CW45] "Health Disclosure Laws and Health Information Exchanges," Idris Adjerid, Alessandro Acquisti, Rema Padman, and Rahul Telang. Annual Symposium of The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), 2011.

[CW45] "Health Disclosure Laws and Health Information Exchanges," Idris Adjerid, Alessandro Acquisti, Rema Padman, and Rahul Telang. Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2011.

[CW45] "Health Disclosure Laws and Health Information Exchanges," Idris Adjerid, Alessandro Acquisti, Rema Padman, and Rahul Telang. INFORMS Healthcare, 2011.

[CW47] "Discounting Past Information," Laura Brandimarte, Alessandro Acquisti, and Joachim Vosgerau. Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2011.

[CW46] "Empirical Analysis of Data Breach Litigation,” Sasha Romanosky, David Hoffman, and Alessandro Acquisti. Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC), 2011.

[CW45] "Health Disclosure Laws and Health Information Exchanges," Idris Adjerid, Alessandro Acquisti, and Rema Padman. Workshop on Economics of Health Care Information Technology, 2011.

[CW38] "Privacy Concerns and Information Disclosure: An Illusion of Control Hypothesis," Laura Brandimarte, Alessandro Acquisti, and George Loewenstein. Law & Society Association Conference, Panel on Cutting-Edge Issues in Privacy Regulation, 2011.

[CW46] "Empirical Analysis of Data Breach Litigation," Sasha Romanosky, David Hoffman, and Alessandro Acquisti. Fourth Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC), 2011.

[CW46] "Empirical Analysis of Data Breach Litigation," Sasha Romanosky, David Hoffman, and Alessandro Acquisti. Seventh Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective, 2011.

[CW46] "Empirical Analysis of Data Breach Litigation," Sasha Romanosky, David Hoffman, and Alessandro Acquisti. Fifth Annual IFIP International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection, 2011.

[CW43] "Data Breaches and Identity Theft: When is Disclosure Optimal?," Sasha Romanosky, Richard Sharp, and Alessandro Acquisti. iConference, 2011.

[CW45] "Health Disclosure Laws and Health Information Exchanges," Idris Adjerid, Alessandro Acquisti, and Rema Padman. Workshop on Health Information and Economics (WHITE), 2010.

[CW38] "Privacy Concerns and Information Disclosure: An Illusion of Control Hypothesis," Laura Brandimarte, Alessandro Acquisti, and George Loewenstein. Conference in Information Systems and Technology (CIST), 2010.

[CW43] "Data Breaches and Identity Theft: When is Mandatory Disclosure Optimal?," Sasha Romanosky, Richard Sharp, and Alessandro Acquisti. Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS), 2010.

[CW43] "Data Breaches and Identity Theft: When is Mandatory Disclosure Optimal?," Sasha Romanosky, Richard Sharp, and Alessandro Acquisti. Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC), 2010.

[CW44] "Guns, Privacy, and Crime," Alessandro Acquisti and Catherine Tucker. Privacy Law Scholar Conference (PLSC), 2010.

[CW44] "Guns, Privacy, and Crime," Alessandro Acquisti and Catherine Tucker. Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2010. [33% acceptance rate]

[CW43] "Data Breaches and Identity Theft: When is Mandatory Disclosure Optimal?," Sasha Romanosky, Richard Sharp and Alessandro Acquisti. Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2010. [33% acceptance rate]

[CW38] "Privacy Concerns and Information Disclosure: An Illusion of Control Hypothesis," Laura Brandimarte, Alessandro Acquisti and George Loewenstein. Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2010. [33% acceptance rate]

[CW42] "Please Continue to Hold: An empirical study on user tolerance of security delays," Serge Egelman, David Molnar, Nicolas Christin, Alessandro Acquisti, Cormac Herley, and Shriram Krishnamurthi. Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2010.[33% acceptance rate]

[CW35] "The Impact of Relative Judgments on Concern about Privacy," Alessandro Acquisti, Leslie John, and George Loewenstein. Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2009.

[CW41] "Social Insecurity: The Unintended Consequences of the Identity Theft Prevention Policies," Alessandro Acquisti and Ralph Gross. Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2009.

[CW40] "I just found 10 million SSNs," Alessandro Acquisti and Ralph Gross. Proceedings of the 2009 BlackHat US Conference, 2009.

[CW38] "Privacy Concerns and Information Disclosure: An Illusion of Control Hypothesis," Laura Brandimarte, Alessandro Acquisti, and George Loewenstein. INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2009. (Presented by Laura Brandimarte.) (Invited paper.)

[CW35] "The Impact of Relative Judgments on Concern about Privacy," Alessandro Acquisti, Leslie John, and George Loewenstein. Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), 2009.

[CW35] "The Impact of Relative Judgments on Concern about Privacy," Alessandro Acquisti, Leslie John, and George Loewenstein. Privacy Law Scholar Conference (PLSC), June 2009.

[CW39] "What is Privacy Worth?," Alessandro Acquisti, Leslie John, and George Loewenstein. Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), 2009.

[CW38] "Privacy Concerns and Information Disclosure: An Illusion of Control Hypothesis," Laura Brandimarte, Alessandro Acquisti, and George Loewenstein. Computers Freedom and Privacy (CFP) Research Showcase, 2009. (Presented by Laura Brandimarte.)

[CW37] "Inferring Sensitive Information from online public data," Alessandro Acquisti and Ralph Gross. Workshop on Statistical Challenges in eCommerce Research (SCECR), 2009

[CW36] "Privacy Costs and Personal Data Protection: Economic and Legal Perspectives," Sasha Romanosky and Alessandro Acquisti. INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2009. (Presented by Sasha Romanosky.) (Invited paper.)

[CW35] "The Impact of Relative Judgments on Concern about Privacy," Alessandro Acquisti, Leslie John, and George Loewenstein. Judgment and Decision Making, 2009.

[CW34] "The Best of Strangers: Context-dependent Willingness to Divulge Personal Information," Leslie John , Alessandro Acquisti, and George Loewenstein. 5th Annual Whitebox Advisors Graduate Student Conference, Yale University, April 2009. (Presented by Leslie John.)

[CW33] "Inferring Private Data from Publicly-Available Sources," Alessandro Acquisti and Ralph Gross. Privacy Law Scholar Conference (PLSC), 2008.

[CW32] "Do Pop-ops Pay Off? The Economic Impact of Attention-consuming Advertising Interruptions," Alessandro Acquisti and Sarah Spiekermann. Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), 2008.

[CW28] "Do Data Breach Disclosure Laws Reduce Identity Theft?," Sasha Romanosky, Rahul Telang, and Alessandro Acquisti. Electronic Health and Information & Privacy Conference, 2008.

[CW28] "Do Data Breach Disclosure Laws Reduce Identity Theft?," Sasha Romanosky, Rahul Telang, and Alessandro Acquisti. Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2008.

[CW31] "On the Valuation of Privacy," Alessandro Acquisti, Leslie John, and George Loewenstein. INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2008. (Presented by Leslie John.)

[CW30] “Inconsistent Preferences for Privacy,” Leslie John, Alessandro Acquisti, and George Loewenstein. Oral presentation, Behavioral Decision Research in Management Conference (BDRM), 2008. (Presented by Leslie John.) [Acceptance rate: less than 35%]

[CW29] “Searching for Privacy in all the Wrong Places: A Behavioral Economics Perspective on Individual Concern for Privacy,” Leslie John, Alessandro Acquisti, and George Loewenstein. Oral presentation, at the Society for Judgment and Decision Making 28th Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA, 2007. (Presented by Leslie John.) [Acceptance rate: less than 30%]

[CW20] “Is There a Cost to Privacy Breaches? An Event Study,” Alessandro Acquisti, Allan Friedman, and Rahul Telang. Proceedings of the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS), 2006. [10% acceptance rate in the Security track]

[CW20] “Is There a Cost to Privacy Breaches? An Event Study,” 2007 Informs Marketing Conference, Special Session: Privacy, Marketing Strategy, and Policy, 2007. (Invited paper.)

[CW28] "Do Data Breach Disclosure Laws Reduce Identity Theft?" Sasha Romanosky, Rahul Telang, and Alessandro Acquisti. Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), 2007.

[CW28] "Do Data Breach Disclosure Laws Reduce Identity Theft?" Sasha Romanosky, Rahul Telang, and Alessandro Acquisti. International Symposium of Information Systems, 2007.

[CW27] "When 25 Cents is too much: An Experiment on Willingness-To-Sell and Willingness-To-Protect Personal Information,” Jens Grossklags and Alessandro Acquisti. Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2007. [41% acceptance rate]

[CW26] “The Effect of Online Privacy Information on Purchasing Behavior: An Experimental Study,” Janice Tsai, Serge Egelman, Lorrie Cranor, and Alessandro Acquisti. Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2007. [41% acceptance rate]

[CW26] "The Effect of Online Privacy Information on Purchasing Behavior: An Experimental Study," Janice Tsai, Serge Egelman, Lorrie Cranor, and Alessandro Acquisti. Proceedings of the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS), 2007. [21% acceptance rate]

[CW25] “Financial privacy for free? US consumers’ response to FACTA,” Alessandro Acquisti and Bin Zhang. Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2006. [53% acceptance rate]

[CW20] "Is There a Cost to Privacy Breaches? An Event Study" Alessandro Acquisti, Allan Friedman, and Rahul Telang. Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2006. [53% acceptance rate]

[CW24] “What can behavioral economics teach us about privacy?” Alessandro Acquisti and Jens Grossklags. International Conference on Emerging Trends in Information and Communication Security (ETRICS), 2006. (Invited paper.)

[CW23] “Understanding the Impact of Privacy Breaches,” Alessandro Acquisti, Allan Friedman, and Rahul Telang. 35th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC), 2006.

[CW22] “Privacy, Anonymity, and Price Discrimination,” Alessandro Acquisti. Workshop on Privacy-Enhanced Personalization at the Computer-Human Interaction Conference (CHI), 2006.

[CW21] “Studying the Impact of Privacy Information on Online Purchase Decisions,” Serge Egelman, Janice Tsai, Lorrie Cranor, and Alessandro Acquisti. Workshop on Privacy and HCI: Methodologies for Studying Privacy Issues, at the Computer-Human Interaction Conference (CHI), 2006.

[CW20] “Is There a Cost to Privacy Breaches? An Event Study,” Alessandro Acquisti, Allan Friedman, and Rahul Telang. International Symposium of Information Systems, 2006

[CW19] "Uncertainty, Ambiguity, and Privacy," Alessandro Acquisti and Jens Grossklags. Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2005.

[CW19] "Uncertainty, Ambiguity, and Privacy," Alessandro Acquisti and Jens Grossklags. Canadian Law and Economics Association Conference (CLEA 2005.

[CW18] "The Economics of Privacy," Alessandro Acquisti. Panel at the Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference (CFP), April 2005. (Panel organizer and moderator. Panelists: Curtis Taylor, Ben Hermalin, Il-Horn Hann, Robert Gellman, Jim Harper.)

[CW17] "Darknets, DRM, and Trusted Computing: Economic Incentives for Platform Providers," Alessandro Acquisti. Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), 2004. (Online abstract proceedings.)

[CW17] "Darknets, DRM, and Trusted Computing: Economic Incentives for Platform Providers," Alessandro Acquisti. Telecommunication Policy Research Conference (TPRC), 2004.

[CW16] "Privacy, Economics, and Immediate Gratification: Why Protecting Privacy is Easy, but Selling it Is Not," Alessandro Acquisti. Proceedings of the 2004 BlackHat US Conference, 2004. (Abstract refereed and presentation proceedings.)

[CW15] "Privacy and Rationality: Preliminary Evidence from Survey Data," Alessandro Acquisti and Jens Grossklags. Workshop on Economics and Information Security (WEIS), 2004.

[CW14] "Inducing Customers to Try New Goods," Alessandro Acquisti. Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), December 2003.

[CW13] "Balance of Power on eBay: Peers or Unequals?," Ben Gross and Alessandro Acquisti. First Workshop on the Economics of P2P Networks, 2003.

[CW12] "Losses, Gains, and Hyperbolic Discounting: An Experimental Approach to Personal Information Security Attitudes and Behavior," Alessandro Acquisti and Jens Grossklags. Workshop on Economics and Information Security (WEIS), 2003.

[CW11] "Conditioning Prices on Purchase History," Alessandro Acquisti and Hal Varian. European Economic Association Conference (EEA), 2002.

[CW11] "Conditioning Prices on Purchase History," Alessandro Acquisti and Hal Varian. Workshop on Information Dynamics in the Networked Society, 2002.

[CW10] "Protecting Privacy with Economics: Economic Incentives for Preventive Technologies in Ubiquitous Computing Environments," Alessandro Acquisti. Workshop on Socially-informed Design of Privacy-enhancing Solutions at the International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP), 2002. (Invited paper.)

[CW9] "Security of Personal Information and Privacy: Technological Solutions and Economic Incentives," Alessandro Acquisti. First Workshop on Economics and Information Security (WEIS), 2002.

[CW8] "A User-centric MIX-net Protocol to Protect Privacy," Alessandro Acquisti. Workshop on Privacy in Digital Environments: Empowering Users, ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), 2002.

[CW7] "What We Can Learn About Human-Agent Teamwork From Practice," J. Bradshaw, M. Sierhuis, A. Acquisti, Y. Gawdiak, D. Prescott, R. Jeffers, N. Suri, and R. van Hoof. Workshop on Teamwork and Coalition Formation, ACM International Joint Conference Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS), 2002.

[CW6] "A Work Practice Model of a Day in the Life Onboard the International Space Station," Alessandro Acquisti and Maarten Sierhuis. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory Conference (CASOS), 2002. (Abstract refereed and abstract proceedings.)

[CW5] "Agent-based Modeling of Collaboration and Work Practices onboard the International Space Station," Alessandro Acquisti, Maarten Sierhuis, William Clancey, and Jeffrey Bradshaw. UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference on Computational Social Science: Agent-Based Modeling in the Social Sciences, 2002. (Abstract refereed and abstracts proceedings.)

[CW4] "Adjustable Autonomy and Teamwork for the Personal Satellite Assistant." International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2001. (Presented by Maarten Sierhuis and Alessandro Acquisti. An earlier version in the proceedings is by: J. M. Bradshaw, M. Sierhuis, Y. Gawdiak, R. Jeffers, N. Suri, and M. Greaves.)

[CW3] "Job Creation and Job Destruction in the Russian Federation," Alessandro Acquisti and Hartmut Lehmann. International Atlantic Economic Association Conference (IAEAC), 1998.

[CW2] "'Intelligent' vs. Human Capital in the Endogenous/Exogenous Growth Debate," Alessandro Acquisti and Mario Baldassarri. ASSET Meeting, 1998.

[CW1] "Grime and Punishment: Job Insecurity and Wage Arrears in the Russian Federation," Hartmut Lehmann, Jonathan Wadsworth and Alessandro Acquisti. European Economic Association Conference (EEA), 1998.

[CW3] "Job Creation and Job Destruction in the Russian Federation," Alessandro Acquisti and Hartmut Lehmann. Irish Economic Association Conference (IEAC), 1998.

[CW2] "'Intelligent' vs. Human Capital in the Endogenous/Exogenous Growth Debate," Alessandro Acquisti and Mario Baldassarri. Irish Economic Association Conference (IEAC), 1998.

[CW1] "Grime and Punishment: Job Insecurity and Wage Arrears in the Russian Federation," Hartmut Lehmann, Jonathan Wadsworth, and Alessandro Acquisti. Labor Markets in Transition Economies, University of Michigan, 997.

[CW1] "Grime and Punishment: Job Insecurity and Wage Arrears in the Russian Federation," Hartmut Lehmann, Jonathan Wadsworth, and Alessandro Acquisti. EERC Conference on Economic Transition in CEE and Russia: Theory and Empirical Evidence, 1997.

Refereed Tutorials

[RT2] "Modeling and Simulating Work Practice with the Brahms Multi-agent Environment," Alessandro Acquisti, Maarten Sierhuis, and Chin Seah. Spring Simulation Multiconference (SpringSim'07), Norfolf, VA, March 2007. (Tutorial contributor. Tutorial presenters: Maarten Sierhuis and Chin Seah.)

[RT1] "Modeling and Simulating Work Practice with the Brahms Multi-agent Environment," Alessandro Acquisti, Maarten Sierhuis, and Chin Seah. Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRIMS), Universal City, CA, May 2005. (Tutorial contributor. Tutorial presenters: Maarten Sierhuis and Chin Seah.)

Refereed Posters

[RP15] “Your Location has been Shared 5,398 Times! A Field Study on Mobile App Privacy Nudging,” H. Almuhimedi, F. Schaub, N. Sadeh, I. Adjerid, A. Acquisti, J. Gluck, L.F. Cranor, Y. Agarwal. Poster. SOUPS ’15: Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security, USENIX, 2015. (Best Poster Award).

 

[RP14] "Can personalized face composites be used for implicit and covert targeted advertising?,” Peer, E., Samat, S., Acquisti, A. and Gross, R. Poster. Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, 2015.

 

[RP13] “I Cheated, But Only A Little: Full and Partial Disclosures Following an Unethical Behaviour,” Eyal Peer, Alessandro Acquisti,  Shaul Shalvi, Annual Judgment and Decision Making preconference SPSP, 2012.

 

[RP12] "Empirical Analysis of Data Breach Litigation,” Sasha Romanosky, David Hoffman, and Alessandro Acquisti. International 2011 Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies, 2011.

[RP11] "Decision Reversibility and Self-Disclosure,” Eyal Peer and Alessandro Acquisti. Judgment and Decision Making (JDM), 2011.

[RP10] "Empirical Analysis of Data Breach Litigation,” Sasha Romanosky, David Hoffman, and Alessandro Acquisti. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2011.

[RP9] "Faces of Facebook: Face Recognition and Web 2.0," Alessandro Acquisti and Ralph Gross. Computers Freedom and Privacy (CFP), 2011.

[RP8] "I Regretted the Minute I Pressed Share," A Qualitative Study of Regrets on Facebook Yang Wang, Gregory Norcie, Saranga Komanduri, Pedro Leon, Lorrie Cranor and Alessandro Acquisti. Computers Freedom and Privacy (CFP), 2011.

[RP7] "Health Disclosure Laws and Health Information Exchanges," Idris Adjerid, Alessandro Acquisti, and Rema Padman. Annual Symposium of The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), 2010.

[RP6] "The Impact of Privacy Indicators on Search Engine Browsing Patterns," Janice Tsai, Serge Egelman, Lorrie Cranor, and Alessandro Acquisti. ACM Proceedings of the 5th Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), 2009.

[RP5] “Disclosure Drives: Understanding when People Disclose Private Information,” Leslie John, George Loewenstein, and Alessandro Acquisti. Judgment and Decision Making (JDM), Boston, MA, 2009. (Presented by Leslie John.)

[RP4] "Privacy Concerns and Information Disclosure: An Illusion of Control Hypothesis," Laura Brandimarte, Alessandro Acquisti, and George Loewenstein. Computers Freedom and Privacy (CFP) Research Showcase Poster, 2009. (Presented by Laura Brandimarte.)

[RP4] "Privacy Concerns and Information Disclosure: An Illusion of Control Hypothesis," Laura Brandimarte, Alessandro Acquisti, and George Loewenstein. iConference, 2009. (Presented by Laura Brandimarte.)

[RP3] “Searching for Privacy in all the Wrong Places: A Behavioral Economics Perspective on Individual Concern for Privacy,” Leslie John, Alessandro Acquisti, and George Loewenstein. Judgment and Decision Making PreConference (JDM) at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, NM, 2008. (Presented by Leslie John.)

[RP2] "Testing PhishGuru in the Real World," Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Steve Sheng, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Cranor and Jason Hong. Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), 2008.

[RP1] “Symbols of Privacy,” Janice Tsai, Serge Egelman, Rachel Shipman, Kok-Chie Daniel Pu, Lorrie Cranor, and Alessandro Acquisti. Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), 2006.

Articles in Magazines and Newspapers

[A1] "Trusted Computing e la Lotta per il Controllo del Vostro PC," Alessandro Acquisti. Il Sole 24 Ore, September 1, 2005.

Technical Reports

[TR17] Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie IWT - SBO Security and Privacy for Online Social Networks, Alessandro Acquisti and Various Authors, 2012.

[TR16] “Digital Enlightenment Forum Yearbook,” Alessandro Acquisti and Various Authors, September 2011.

[TR15] "The Economics of Personal Data and the Economics of Privacy" Alessandro Acquisti (commissioned by the OECD, for the OECD Roundtable on the Economics of Privacy and Personal Data), Paris, December 2010.

[TR14] "National Cyber Leap Year Summit Co-Chairs and Participants Ideas Report" Alessandro Acquisti and Various Authors, (as part of the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development [NITRD] Program, under guidance from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy [OSTP], and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Defense Networks and Information Integration), 2010.

[TR13] "Security Issues and Recommendations for Online Social Networks," Alessandro Acquisti and Various Authors, ENISA Position Paper No. 1, 2008.

[TR12] "Government-Scale Monetary Forgery: Economics and Countermeasures," Nicolas Christin, Alessandro Acquisti, Bryan Parno, and Adrian Perrig. CyLab Technical Report CMU-CyLab-07-016, 2007.

[TR11] "Teaching Johnny Not to Fall for Phish," Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Steve Sheng, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Faith Cranor, and Jason Hong. CyLab Tech Report, 2007.

[TR10] “What’s It To You? A Survey of Online Privacy Concerns and Risks,” Janice Tsai, Lorrie Cranor, Alessandro Acquisti, and Christina Fong. NET Institute Working Paper #06-29, 2006.

[UT9] "Brahms Tutorial," Alessandro Acquisti, William Clancey, Ron van Hoof, Mike Scott and Maarten Sierhuis. Brahms TM01-0002, 167 pages, NASA Ames Research Center, 2001.

[TR8] "Receipt-Free Homomorphic Elections and Write-in Ballots," Alessandro Acquisti. Technical Report 2004/105, International Association for Cryptologic Research, May 2, 2004, and Carnegie Mellon Institute for Software Research International, CMU-ISRI-04-116, 2004.

[TR7] "Adjustable Autonomy and Human-Agent Teamwork in Practice: An Interim Report on Space Applications," J. M. Bradshaw, M. Sierhuis, A. Acquisti, P. Feltovich, R. Hoffman, R. Jeffers, D. Prescott, N. Suri, A. Uszok, and R. van Hoof. RTO/NATO, The Role of Humans in Intelligent and Automated Systems, RTO-MP-088, 2003.

[TR6] "Tacit Collusion, Competition and Winner-take-all in E-commerce," Alessandro Acquisti and Bernardo Huberman. UC Berkeley and Xerox PARC, 2001.

[TR5] "ISS/PSA Brahms Model," Alessandro Acquisti and Maarten Sierhuis. Brahms TM01-0004, NASA Ames Research Center, 2001.

[TR4] "Job Creation and Job Destruction in the Russian Federation," Alessandro Acquisti and Hartmut Lehmann. Trinity Economic Papers, 1/00, 2000.

[TR3] "Grime and Punishment: Job Insecurity and Wage Arrears in the Russian Federation," Hartmut Lehmann, Jonathan Wadsworth and Alessandro Acquisti. CEP Working Paper, 403; IFO Discussion Paper, 56/1998; William Davidson Institute Working Paper, 103; Trinity Economic Papers, 6/98; Licos Discussion Paper, 79/1999; and CIDEI - Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza" Working Paper, 1999.

[TR2] "Von Neumann's Legacy: 'Intelligent' Capital in a Weightless Economy," Alessandro Acquisti. Trinity Economic Papers, 18/98, 1998.

[TR1] "'Intelligent' vs. Human Capital in the Endogenous/Exogenous Growth Debate," Alessandro Acquisti and Mario Baldassarri. Trinity Economic Papers, 19/98, 1998.

Theses

[T3] "Essays on Privacy, Anonymity, and Tracking in Computer-mediated Economic Transactions," Alessandro Acquisti, Ph.D. Dissertation, School of Information Management and Systems, UC Berkeley. Committee: Dean Hal R. Varian, Chair (UC Berkeley, SIMS); Prof. John Chuang (UC Berkeley, SIMS); Prof. Doug Tygar (UC Berkeley, CS and SIMS); Prof. Florian Zettelmeyer (UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business).

[T2] "Labour Dynamics in the Russian Federation ," Alessandro Acquisti. M.Litt. Thesis, Trinity College Dublin, 1998. Department of Economics. Advisor: Prof. Hartmut Lehmann.

[T1] "Intelligenza Artificiale e Crescita Economica: Il Capitale Intelligente ed Autoriproducente da von Neumann alla Crescita Endogena, [Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth: Intelligent Capital and Self-reproduction from von Neumann to Endogenous Growth Theory], Alessandro Acquisti. Tesi di Laurea in Economia e Commercio, University of Rome La Sapienza, 1997. Grade: 110/110 cum laude (with honors) and special award Dignita' di pubblicazione ("Worthy of publication"). Advisor: Prof. Mario Baldassarri. Co-advisor: Prof. Luigia Carlucci Aiello.

Patents

[PP1] "Validating Legitimacy of a Social Security Number or Other Identifier," Alessandro Acquisti, Ralph Gross, and Ioanis Biternas.

Software Artifacts

[SA1] Anti-Phishing Phil. A game designed to teach people not to fall for phishing attacks. The game was played over 50000 times since 2007. Licensed to two different companies, and translated into Portuguese. Available under a non-commercial Creative Commons license, known users include Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. http://cups.cs.cmu.edu/antiphishing_phil

Selected Presentations (other than Keynotes and Distinguished Talks)

Hearings, Testimonies, and Other Policy Meetings and Talks

Invited to speak at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Offsite Strategy Retreat, Greenwich, Connecticut, May 2015.

 

Invited to speak with the Bureau of Economics and the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, June 2015.

 

Invited to speak with the Council of Economic Advisors at the White House on the economics of privacy, March 2015.

 

Invited to talk to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s Task Force Review of Facial Recognition Technology, January 2015. (Remote talk)

 

Invited to give a talk at the NIST Privacy Lecture Series, December 2014.

 

Invited to consult with the MacArthur Foundation on issues at the intersection of big data and ethics, Chicago, November 2014.

 

Invited to speak at the Federal Trade Commission Big Data Workshop, September 2014.

 

Invited to speak with the Big Data Working Group at the White House, as part of the Working Group’s efforts to review the way “big data” will affect the way we live and work, April 2014.

 

Speaker/”Firestarter,” The Social, Cultural & Ethical Dimensions of “Big Data,” hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Data & Society Research Institute, and New York University’s Information Law Institute, New York, March 2014.

 

Invited to speak at the National Association of Attorney's 2014 Spring Consumer Protection Seminar, Washington DC, May 2014.

 

Invited speaker at the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Privacy Multistakeholder Meeting on Facial Recognition Technology (videoconference),

February 2014.

 

Meetings and joint research project with the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), based in Seville, Spain (part of the European Commission’s Directorate General Joint Research Centre, DG JRC), to investigate "Behavioural Responses to Privacy Visceral Notices (B.R.E.V.E.),” December 2013

 

Cited in the Preliminary Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on “Privacy and competitiveness in the age of big data: The interplay between data protection, competition law and consumer protection in the Digital Economy,” March 2014.

 

Cited in U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Miss) in a letter on Facebook’s expansion of facial recognition programs (http://www.franken.senate.gov/ ?p=press_release&id=2554), September 2013.

 

Testified at United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, What Facial Recognition Technology Means for Privacy and Civil Liberties, July 2012.

Spoke at the Federal Trade Commission meeting, Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change, March 2012.

Discussions with World Economic Forum, 2012.

Cited in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)'s Report on ``Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change,'' March 2012

 

Testified at United States House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, Hearing on “Understanding Consumer Attitudes About Privacy,” October 2011.

 

Spoke at the Federal Trade Commission meeting, Face Facts Workshop on face recognition, “Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality,” December 2011.

Co-Chair, Cyber-Economics Track, "National Cyber Leap Year Summit" (as part of the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program, under guidance from the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Defense Networks and Information Integration), Washington DC, 2010.

Meetings with ENISA on Trust and Privacy in the Future Internet, Crete, 2010.

Cited in the NIST's Report on ``Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security: Vol. 2, Privacy and the Smart Grid,'' December 2010.

 

Cited in the Department of Commerce's report on ``Commercial Data Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy: A Dynamic Policy Framework,” December 2010.

 

Federal Trade Commission Exploring Privacy Roundtable, "Consumer Expectations and Disclosures," Washington, DC, December, 2009.

 

Federal Trade Commission Privacy Roundtable on "Benefits and Risks of Collecting, Using, and Retaining Consumer Data," FTC, Washington DC, December 2009. (C-SPAN video.)

First Annual Federal Trade Commission & Northwestern University FTC Microeconomics Conference, "The Behavioral Economics of Privacy," FTC, Washington DC, November 2008.

Invited to participate in the ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) special group on social networks and collaborate in the ENISA White Paper on "Security Issues and Recommendations for Online Social Networks," 2007.

Additional meetings with US policy makers, Government organizations, and Government agencies, discussing matters related to consumer privacy, face recognition, identity theft, and Social Security numbers (including: US House of Representative and Senate committee staff, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation, California Department of Justice, Minnesota Secretary of State, Congressional staffers from banking subcommittee, Special Assistant Attorney General California Department of Justice).

 

 

Invited Talks at Conferences and Workshops
(note: rarely updated)

TED Summer Summit 2016,  Banff, Canada, June 2016 (invited participant).

 

Berlin Center for Consumer Policies, BCCP Conference and Policy Forum, June 2016 (invited speaker).

 

Centre for the Study of Behaviour Change and Influence (CSBCI), University of the West of England, “Changing Behaviour Around Online Security And Privacy,” June 2016 (invited talk).

 

London School of Economics, Workshop on Automation, Prediction, and Digital Inequalities, “The Economics of Privacy,” April 2016. (Remote connection.)

 

Privacy and Security Forum, “The Economics and Behavioral Economics of Privacy,” George Washington University, October 2015.

FederPrivacy, Italian Privacy Day, “Che Valore Ha la Nostra Privacy?,” Pisa, May 2014 (video conference).

Conference on the Economics of Personal Data, Télécom-ParisTech, Junr 2014.

University of Montreal, Workshop on Privacy, “Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality,” Montreal, May 2014.

UT Austin School of Business, Workshop on Social and Business Analytics, “An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks,” March 2014.

USI Paris, June 2013 (invited speaker).

Telecom Italia, Conference on the Future of Internet, Venice, March 2013.

Northwestern University, Workshop on the Economics of Privacy. “An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks,” May 2013.

European Association of Research in Industrial Economics. “An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks,” August 2013. (Presented by Christina Fong.)

5th Annual New York Computer Science and Economics Day, “An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks,” New York, December 2012.

CLIP Symposium on Big Data, Big Issues, “Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality, Fordham Law School, March 2012.

Telefonica Privacy and Data Monetization Event, “The Economics of Privacy,” Barcelona, February 2012.

Usenix Security Symposium, “From the Illusion of Control to Discounting the Past: Privacy and Behavior,” San Francisco, August 2011.

Microsoft’s Innovation Outreach Program, "The Theater of Privacy," New York, April 2011. (Opening speaker for the Conference’s second day)

Microsoft’s Innovation Outreach Program, "Privacy and Social Networks," New York, April 2011.

Microsoft Research 30 year anniversary, Cambridge, MA, September 2012. (Invited Speaker)

Microsoft/ACLU Technology Breakfast, Cambridge, MA, November 2011.

Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic's Spring 2011 Privacy Speaker Series, "Privacy and the Illusion of Control," Berkeley, 2011.

OECD Roundtable on the Economics of Personal Data and Privacy, "The Economics of Privacy," Paris, December 2010.

OECD 30th Annual Privacy Guidelines conference, "Privacy and control," Jerusalem, October 2010. (Plenary talk.)

International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Conference, "Consent: Illusion or Reality?," Jerusalem, October 2010.

Onassis Foundation Science Lecture Series, "The Economics of Privacy," Forth, Heraklion, Crete, June-July, 2010.

Workshop on Security and Human Behaviour (SHB), "Discounting Past Information," Cambridge, UK, June 2010.

Catholic University of Leuven, Interdisciplinary Privacy Course, "Guns, Privacy, and Crime," Alessandro Acquisti and Catherine Tucker, Leuven, June, 2010.

The Progress & Freedom Foundation, Capitol Hill Briefing, "Nuts & Bolts of Online Privacy, Advertising, Notice & Choice," Washington, DC, May 2010.

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit, "Privacy Research at CMU CUPS," April 2010.

TRUST (Team for Research on Ubiquitous Secure Technologies) National Science Foundation Site Visit, "Privacy, Behavior, and Economics: The Illusion of Control Hypothesis," April 2010.

RSA Conference, "Of Frogs and Herds: Privacy, Economics, and Behavior," Invited talk in the Research Revealed Track, San Francisco, February 2010. (Also invited to film research session recording.)

TRUST (Team for Research on Ubiquitous Secure Technologies) Autumn 2009 Conference, "Privacy, Behavior, and Economics: The Illusion of Control Hypothesis," October 2009.

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Microsoft Conference on Internet Economics, "What is Privacy Worth?," October 2009.

National Academies, "Usability, Security, and Privacy of Computer Systems: A Workshop," Washington DC, July 2009. (Invited participation.)

Beyond Search: Semantic Computing and Internet Economics 2009 Workshop, "Empirical Study of the Impact of Privacy Information in Search Results"(presented by Lorrie Cranor), Microsoft, June 2009.

Workshop on the Economics of Securing the Information Infrastructure, Berkeley, March 2009. (Invited participation.)

Alfred P. Sloan Symposium, Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, "Privacy and Behavior," Pittsburgh, October 2009.

Network Ethics: The new Challenge in Business, ICT and Education. "Of Frogs and Herds: Privacy, Information Disclosure, and Behavioral Economics," Lisbon, June 2009.

Information Ethics Workshop, "The Behavioral Economics of Privacy," Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership, University of Pittsburgh, October 2009. (Also invited to present "Response" to keynote speaker Mark Rotenberg.)

BlackHat Executive Briefings, "I just found 10 million SSNs," Alessandro Acquisti and Ralph Gross. Las Vegas, July 2009.

BCLT and BTLJ Security Breach Notification Symposium, "Do Data Breach Disclosure Laws Reduce Identity Theft?," Berkeley, CA, March 2009

Workshop on Security and Human Behaviour (SHB),"Of Frogs and Herds: Privacy, Information Disclosure, and Behavioral Economics." MIT, Boston, June 2009.

Sixth Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity, "Privacy Costs and Personal Data Protection: Economic and Legal Perspectives," March 2009. (Presented by Sasha Romanosky.)

Privacy Methodologies Workshop, "Of Frogs and Herds: Privacy, Information Disclosure, and Behavioral Economics," London, March 2009.

Information Security Best Practices: Interactive Media, Consumer Behavior, and the Law, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, “The Best of Strangers," January 2009.

Wharton Interactive Media Initiative: Modeling Social Network Data, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, “Privacy Risks from Mining Online Social Networks," January 2009.

Fifth Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective, "Do Data Breach Disclosure Laws Reduce Identity Theft?," March 2008. (Presented by Sasha Romanosky.)

ZEW Workshop on Web 2.0, "Privacy, Online Social Networks, and Behavioral Economics," University of Manheim, Manheim, Germany, December 2008.

Workshop on Security and Human Behaviour (SHB), "Privacy, Online Social Networks, and Behavioral Economics," MIT, Boston, June 2008.

Behavioral Issues in Marketing Channels, "Of Frogs and Herds: Privacy, Information Disclosure, and Behavioral Economics," Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, October 2008.

2008 Symposium on Privacy in the Age of Social Network Services, "Privacy, Behavioral Economics, and Online Social Networks," Strasbourg (France), October 2008. (Hosted by the Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, as part of the 30th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners.) (Plenary talk.)

NSF Workshop on Data Confidentiality, Arlington, VA, September 6-7, 2007. (Invited participation.)

ENISA/EEMA European eIdentity conference. "Privacy, Behavioral Economics, and Online Social Networks, "Paris, June 2007.

18th Annual Economic Crime Institute conference, "Understanding the Human Element in the Disclosure of Personal Information," McLean, VA, 2007. (Plenary talk.)

NSF Workshop on Next-Generation Data Mining, "Inferring Private Data from Publicly-Available Sources," Baltimore, MD, 2007.

11th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE), "Privacy and Information Revelation in Online Social Networks: The Facebook Case." Boston, June 2007. (Plenary talk.)

XV Tor Vergata International Conference on Banking and Finance, “The Economics of Privacy and Information Security.” December 2006. (Invited paper and invited session.)

Contours Of Privacy Conference, "Privacy and Ambiguity." Ottawa, CA, November 2005. (Plenary talk.)

13th CACR Information Security Workshop and 5th Annual Privacy and Security Workshop - Privacy and Security: Seeking the Middle Path, "Privacy and Rationality." Toronto, CA, October 2004. (Plenary talk.)

7th Annual Privacy and Security Workshop & 15th CACR Information Security Workshop. “Imagined Communities: Privacy, Information Revelation, and the Facebook.” Toronto, Canada, 2006.

Trade/Industry Conferences
(note: rarely updated)

The Privacy & Security Forum, Washington DC, October 2015.

AHN Innovation Summit, Namacolin, April 2015.

SAGE Conference 2015, Las Vegas, January 2015 (guest speaker).

California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues' 2014 Annual Meeting & Convention (L.A. LIVE), Los Angeles, October 2014 (invited speaker).

Commonwealth Bank Privacy Awareness Week, “Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality,” Sidney, May 2014 (video conference).

OneBeacon Annual Conference, “Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality,” Detroit, May 2014.

Invited Panels
(note: rarely updated)

Panel on Social Science Perspectives on Big Data at the National Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 2015.

Big Data & Privacy NSF Workshop, Temple University, April 2015.

Penn Law Privacy Conference, University of Pennsylvania Law School, April 2015.

 

U.S. National Academy of Sciences and U.K. Royal Society (RS) joint Raymond and Beverly Sackler U.S.-U.K. Scientific Forum on Cybersecurity, December 2014.

 

IConference, PhD Consortium, Berlin, March 2014.

 

Location Tracking and Biometrics Conference, New Haven, CT, March 2013. (Presented by Ralph Gross)

 

CPDP Panel on Gamification and Privacy, Brussels, January 2013.

CPDP Panel on Privacy Attitudes and Behaviors, Brussels, January 2013.

Panel On the Behavioral Economics of Privacy, SPION Conference “For Your Eyes Only,” Brussels November 2012.

Comprehensive Online Data Collection FTC Workshop, “Consumer Attitudes and Choice,” FTC, Washington DC, December 2012.

IEEE Security & Privacy Symposium, Panel on the Science of Security, San Francisco, May 2012.

 

Future of Privacy Forum, "Personal Information: The Benefits and Risks of De-Identification", Washington DC, December 2012.

Harvard Law School Symposium on Privacy, Cambridge MA, November 2012.

National Public Radio (NPR), “Weekend in Washington,” Washington, November 2012.(Invited speaker)

Microsoft Research 30 year anniversary (Privacy Panel), Cambridge, MA, September 2012.

Workshop on the Economics of Information Security, Panel on 10th Anniversary of WEIS, Berlin, Germany, June 2012.

Business Association Italy America, “Digital Privacy: a Conversation about Technology, Commerce and Personal Boundaries,” Palo Alto, May 2012.

Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank Payments Conference, "Privacy and Security in Mobile Payments," March 2012.

RSA Conference, Featured Research Panel on Security and Privacy, San Francisco, March 2011.

The Privacy Law Salon, Miami, January 2011.

DARPA Workshop on "Macroeconomics and Security," Boston, January 2011.

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit, Privacy Networking Meetings, Washington DC, 2011.

Ralph Nader, Citizen Works, and the Center for the Study of Responsive Law’s Roundtable on "Regulation of Consumer Form Contracts," Washington DC, June 2010.

Berkman Center's Youth Policy Working Group Initiative, Cambridge, 2010.

International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Conference on "Consent: Illusion or Reality?," Jerusalem, October 2010.

EPIC's Advisory Board meeting, June 2010.

Federal Cybersecurity R&D Themes Kickoff Meeting, following the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development [NITRD]’s Cyber Leap Year Initiative, under guidance from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy [OSTP], and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Defense Networks and Information Integration. Berkeley, May 2010.

Foo Camp East, Microsoft NERD Center, Boston, April 2010.

Carnegie Mellon University, Information Networking Institute 20th year anniversary, "Privacy or Security?," Pittsburgh, April 2010.

George Washington University School of Law and Future of Privacy Forum, "Online Privacy: Where are Law and Technology Headed?," April 2010.

Carnegie Mellon CyLab and the CyLab Mobility Research Center, "Harnessing the Future to Secure the Present - A CyLab Silicon Valley Briefing," Mountain View and Pittsburgh, March 2010.

iConference 2010, "Privacy and Web 2.0," Urbana-Champaign, February 2010.

Workshop on "The Future of Consumer Protection," Switzerland, February 2010.

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)'s 15th Annual Privacy Coalition Meeting, Washington DC, January 2010.

Workshop on Information Systems Economics (WISE)’s Plenary panel on "Expanding the WISE Footprint," St Louis, December 2010.

Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), "A Broader View of Cyber Security Economics," London, June 2009.

European Data Protection Supervisor and European Network and Information Security Agency, "Responding to Data Breaches," European Parliament, Brussels, October 2009.

Computers Freedom and Privacy (CFP), Panel on "The Psychology of Security and Privacy," Washington DC, June 2009.

International Day, Faculti Jean Monnet (Department of Law, Economics and Management of the University Paris-Sud), "The Economics of Privacy," Paris, March 2009.

Technology Policy Institute, Panel on "Online Information and Privacy Policy," Rayburn Building, Washington DC, July 2009. (Panel with Alan Davidson, Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google; Leslie Harris, President and CEO, Center for Democracy and Technology; Gerard Lewis, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, Comcast Cable; Paul H. Rubin, Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute, and Dobbs Professor of Economics and Law, Emory University; Thomas Lenard, Technology Policy Institute, moderator.)

Yale Symposiums on Reputation Economies in Cyberspace, "Searching for Privacy and Looking for Fame," Yale University, December 2007.

Trust Online Conference, "Branding and Building Trust: Social and Ethical Issues," Santa Clara University, October 2007.

Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference (CFP), Plenary panel on "Social Networks." Washington DC, 2006.

Quality of Protection Workshop at the ACM Computer and Communication Security (CCS), Panel: “Is risk analysis a good system security metric?” Washington DC, October 2006. (Panelists: Virgil D. Gligor, Deb Bodeau, Alessandro Acquisti, Roy Maxion. Panel moderator: O. Sami Saydjari.)

 

International Conference on Emerging Trends in Information and Communication Security (ETRICS), Plenum discussion on "Security XOR Privacy." June 2006. (Panelists: Alessandro Acquisti, Andreas Pfitzmann, Peter Raab, John Riedl, Stefan Sackmann, and Sarah Spiekermann. Panel moderator: Guenter Mueller.)

CMU Cybersecurity Summit, Panel on “Social Networking.” November 2006. (Panelists: Don McGillen, Alessandro Acquisti, Jon Callas, Peter Madsen, Marty Stansell-Gamm, and Jody Westby).

 

 

Invited Seminars
(note: rarely updated)

University of Paris South/Telecom University Paris, “On the Roots of Privacy Concerns,” June 2016.

University of Notre Dame, School of Business, “An Experiment in Hiring Behavior via Online Social Networks,” March 2016.

National University of Singapore, “On the Roots of Privacy Concerns,” September 2015.

UT Austin, School of Business, “On the Roots of Privacy Concerns,” April 2015.

Cornell University, Department of Communication, “An Experiment in Hiring Behavior via Online Social Networks,” November 2013.

National Science Foundation, “An Experiment in Hiring Behavior via Online Social Networks,” November 2013.

University of Illinois in Chicago, IGERT Workshop, “Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality,” October 2013.

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business, “An Experiment in Hiring Behavior via Online Social Networks,” May 2013.

Meiji University, "Privacy Perceptions // Perceptions From Disclosures,” Tokyo, March 2013.

University of Washington, Law School, “An Experiment in Hiring Behavior via Online Social Networks,” April 2013.

Boston University, School of Business, “An Experiment in Hiring Behavior via Online Social Networks,” Seminar, April 2013.

University of Maryland, Smith School of Business, ”An Experiment in Hiring Behavior via Online Social Networks,” College Park, MD, March 2013.

Harvard University, Negotiation, Organizations and Markets (NOM), Massachusetts, December 2012.

New York University, Stern Business School, IS Research Seminar, ”An Experiment in Hiring Behavior via Online Social Networks,” New York, April 2012.

University of California at Berkeley, Networking, Communications, and DSP Seminar, “Faces of Facebook: Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality,” March 2013.

Google Tech Talk, “Confessions of a Privacy Economist,” March 2012.

Harvard University, TIP talk, “Face Recognition Study”, September 2011.

Singapore Management University, "The Economics and Behavioral Economics of Privacy," July 2011.

National University of Singapore, "The Economics and Behavioral Economics of Privacy," July 2011.

University of Milan, “L’Economia della Privacy,” Milan, June 2012.

University of Arizona, Business School, “An Experiment in Hiring Behavior via Online Social Networks,” February 2012.

University of Chicago, Law and Economics Workshop. “An Experiment in Hiring Behavior via Online Social Networks,” May 2012.

New York University, Stern School of Business. “An Experiment in Hiring Behavior via Online Social Networks,” April 2012.

UC Berkeley, EECS, “Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality,” April 2012.

UC Berkeley School of Information, “An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks,” April 2012. (Invited Speaker)

Google Tech Talk, “Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality,” February 2012.

Singapore Management University, “Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality,” July 2011.

National University of Singapore, “Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality,” July 2011.

Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, "Social Insecurity: The Unintended Consequences of Identity Theft Prevention Policies," March 2011.

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), Speaker Series event, March 2011. (Video)

Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, "From the illusion of control to discounting the past: Privacy and Behavior," Seattle, November 2010.

New York University, Stern School of Business, Paduano Symposium in Business Ethics, "From the illusion of control to discounting the past: Privacy and Behavior,” October 2010.

Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne (EPFL), "From the illusion of control to discounting the past: Privacy and Behavior," October 2010.

University of Waterloo, Computer Science Department, "From the illusion of control to discounting the past: Privacy and Behavior," September 2010.

University of Pennsylvania, Biological chemistry seminar series, "Predicting Social Security Numbers from Public Data," March 2010. (The Biological chemistry seminar series has a tradition of inviting a few speakers from outside the field every year.)

TRUST (Team for Research on Ubiquitous Secure Technologies) Executive Board Meeting, "The economics (and behavioral economics) of privacy," January 2010 (Web meeting).

Department of Homeland Security, Academic Exchange with CMU researcher Alessandro Acquisti, Washington DC, July 2009.

‘Dear Colleague’ Staff Briefing by Congressman Mike Doyle, "Computers May Be Able to Guess Your Social Security Number," Washington DC, July 2009.

Princeton University, “Privacy Risks from Mining Online Social Networks, " April 2009.

Penn State, “Predicting Social Security Numbers from Public Data," October 2009.

Google, Policy Research Seminars, “Of Frogs and Herds: Privacy, Information Disclosure, and Behavioral Economics," October 2009.

UC Berkeley, EECS Trust Seminars, “Of Frogs and Herds: Privacy, Information Disclosure, and Behavioral Economics," October 2009.

University of Paris-Sud, “Of Frogs and Herds: Privacy, Information Disclosure, and Behavioral Economics," March 2009.

University of Freiburg, “Of Frogs and Herds: Privacy, Information Disclosure, and Behavioral Economics," February 2009.

Harvard University, “Of Frogs and Herds: Privacy, Information Disclosure, and Behavioral Economics," February 2009.

New York University, “Privacy Risks from Mining Online Social Networks," March 2009.

University of Michigan, “Of Frogs and Herds: Privacy, Information Disclosure, and Behavioral Economics," January 2009.

Duke University, “Of Frogs and Herds: Privacy, Information Disclosure, and Behavioral Economics," December 2008.

John Hopkins University, “Privacy Risks from Mining Online Social Networks," September 2008.

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, “Privacy Risks from Mining Online Social Networks," April 2008.

University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, “Privacy Risks from Mining Online Social Networks," October 2007.

University of Connecticut School of Business, “Privacy Risks from Mining Online Social Networks," October 2007.

Ubicomp day, Humboldt University, "Privacy and Behavioral Economics," July 2007.

Indiana University CACR Talk, “Information Revelation and Privacy in Online Social Networks.” February 8, 2006.

University di Pittsburgh, Office of Cross-Cultural and Civic Leadership (OCCCL), “Imagined Communities: Information Revelation, Privacy, and the Facebook,” October 2006.

Societa’ Dante Alighieri of Pittsburgh, “The Impossible Dream? The Privacy Debate in the USA and in Italy," February 2006.

Security and Privacy in Future Business Services Workshop at the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Information and Communication Security (ETRICS), “Is There a Cost to Privacy Breaches? An Event Study,” Freiburg, Germany, 2006.

Microsoft Research (MSR), "The Economics of Privacy," Seattle, WA, August 2005.

CONSIP, "Privacy and Procurement," Rome, Italy, May 2005.

Universita' di Tor Vergata, "The Economics of Privacy," Rome, Italy, May 2005.

CIPLIT Symposium on Privacy and Identity: The Promise and Perils of a Technological Age, "Privacy and Rationality," Chicago, IL, October 2004.

University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences, "Privacy, Economics, and Immediate Gratification: Theory and Data," Pittsburgh, PA, October 2004.

PORTIA Workshop on Sensitive Financial and Medical Data, "Privacy and the Economics of Immediate Gratification," Stanford, CA, July 2004.

Stanford University, Management Science and Engineering Seminars, "Privacy, Anonymity, and Tracking in Computer-mediated Economic Transactions,” Palo Alto, CA, February 2003.

UC Santa Cruz , Baskin School of Engineering. "Privacy, Anonymity, and Tracking in Computer-mediated Economic Transactions.” Santa Cruz, CA, February 2003.

University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy. "Privacy, Anonymity, and Tracking in Computer-mediated Economic Transactions,” Ann Arbor, MI, February 2003.

UC Berkeley, CS Department and School of Information Management and Systems Human-Centered Computing Seminars, "Agent-based Modeling of Human-Computer Interaction and Work Practices onboard the International Space Station," Berkeley, CA, April 2002.

UC Berkeley, CS Department Security Lunch Seminars, "Probabilistic Privacy in an Untrusted Environment," Berkeley, CA, April 2002.

UC Berkeley, School of Information Management and Systems "CalDay" invited talk, "Privacy in the Digital Age: Three Myths, One Technological Solution, and Some Economic Incentives," Berkeley , CA , April 2002.

UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, Marketing Department Seminars, "Conditioning Prices on Purchase History," Berkeley, CA, January 2002.

Stanford GSB, Applied Microeconomics Seminars, "Conditioning Prices on Purchase History," Stanford, CA, November 2001. (Presented by Hal Varian.)

UC Berkeley, School of Information Management and Systems PhD Research Seminars, "Conditioning Prices on Purchase History," Berkeley, CA , November 2001.

UC Berkeley, Economics Department IO Seminars, "Conditioning Prices on Purchase History," Berkeley, CA, October 2001.

UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business IO Fest 2001, "Conditioning Prices on Purchase History," Berkeley, CA, October 2001. (Presented by Hal Varian.)

Santa Fe Institute, 2001 Graduate Workshop on Computational Economics, "An nk landscapes approach to modeling intelligent capital," Santa Fe, NM, July 2001.

UC Berkeley, School of Information Management and Systems PhD Research Seminars, "Intelligent Capital: Computers as Nodes in the Network Economy," Berkeley, CA, March 2001.

Xerox PARC, Information Science & Technology Lab Whistle Meetings, "Tacit collusion, Competition and Winner-take-all in E-commerce," Palo Alto, CA, August 2000.

 

London School of Economics, MPhil/PhD Seminars in Research Strategies, "'Intelligent' vs. Human Capital in the Endogenous/Exogenous Growth Debate," London, UK, January 1999.

 

Catholic University of Leuven, Economic Department Seminars, "Job Creation and Job Destruction in the Russian Federation," Leuven, Belgium, 1999. (Presented by Hartmut Lehmann.)

Trinity College Dublin , Department of Economics Lunch-Time Seminars, "Grime and Punishment: Job Insecurity and Wage Arrears in the Russian Federation ," Dublin, Ireland, November 1997. (Presented by Hartmut Lehmann.)

 

 

Seminars at CMU
(note: rarely updated)

Participant, CMU Privacy Day, 2016.

Invited speaker, CCICADA Research Retreat, March 2015.

Carnegie Mellon University, Cylab Seminars, “On the Roots of Privacy Concerns,” March 2015.

Carnegie Mellon University, CUPS Seminars, “On the Roots of Privacy Concerns,” November 2014.

Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz Seminars, “An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks,” Spring 2014.

Carnegie Mellon University, Sloan Symposium, "Privacy, Economics, and Behavior," September 2012.

Carnegie Mellon University, Alumni Breakfast, “Predicting Social Security Numbers from Public Data," January 2010.

Carnegie Mellon University, CyLab Seminar Series, “Of Frogs and Herds: Privacy, Information Disclosure, and Behavioral Economics," April 2009.

Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz Seminar Series, “Privacy Risks from Mining Online Social Networks," January 2008.

Carnegie Mellon University, CBDR Seminar Series, “Privacy Risks from Mining Online Social Networks," January 2008.

Carnegie Mellon University, INI Seminar Series, “Privacy Risks from Mining Online Social Networks," October 2007.

Carnegie Mellon University, HCII Seminar Series, “Privacy Risks from Mining Online Social Networks," October 2007.

Carnegie Mellon University, CyLab Capacity Building Program (IACBP), “The Economics of Privacy," July 2006.

Carnegie Mellon University, CyLab Japan, “The Economics of Privacy." December 2006.

Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College Convocation Talk. “The impossible dream? Privacy from the market to the Facebook.” April 2006.

Carnegie Mellon University, CPIG Privacy Interest Group, “The Impossible Dream? Privacy From the Market to the Facebook." July 2006.

Carnegie Mellon University, CyLab Seminars, “Imagined Communities: Information Revelation, Privacy, and the Facebook." August 2006.

Carnegie Mellon University, TIP (Topics in Privacy) Seminars. "Privacy and Rationality," Pittsburgh, PA, September 2004.

Carnegie Mellon University, Software Seminar Series (Software Industry Center, Institute for Software Research International, and Software Engineering Institute, "The Economics of Privacy," Pittsburgh, PA, February 2004.

Carnegie Mellon University, Cylab Partners Meeting, "The Economics of Privacy," Pittsburgh, PA, March 2004.

Carnegie Mellon University, Cylab Seminars, "Homomorphic Voting Scheme without ad-hoc Physical Assumptions," Pittsburgh, PA, January 2004

Teaching

2004-present

Privacy in the Digital Age
MISM, Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College (average instructor evaluation across all years: 4.84/5.00)

2004-present

Economic Analysis
MISM, Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College (average instructor evaluation across all years: 4.66/5.00). (The material for this class has also been used for CMU-Japan classes and Distance Education classes.)

2009

Lectures series on Information Privacy
Department of Economics, University of Paris-Sud.

2009

Information Privacy
Master in Information Technology, Freiburg University.

2006-2010

Information Privacy
Master in e-Procurement, University of Rome, Tor Vergata.

1997-1998

Computer Applications for Social Scientists - Power Point
Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin, Faculty of Business, Economics, and Social Studies.

1998

Applied Micro-econometrics
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics.

1997-1998

Mathematical and Statistical Methods
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics.

Guest Lectures

2012

2012

Guest Lecturer, Harvard University, “The Economics of Privacy,” in Urs Gasser’s course.

Guest Lecturer, Stanford University, “The Economics of Privacy,” in Jeff Hancock’s course.

2012

 

2012

Guest Lecturer, New York University Stern Business School, “Digital Economics seminar: economics of privacy readings and fifth assignment,” in Arun Sundararajan’s course.

Guest Lecturer, Stanford University, Law School. “Privacy and the Control Paradox,” in Ryan Calo’s course.

2012

Guest Lecturer, New York University, Stern School of Business. “The Economics of Privacy,” in Arun Sundararajan’s course.

2010

Guest Lecturer, Carnegie Mellon University, Engineering and Public Policy. "The Economics of Privacy," in Lorrie Cranor's Privacy Project course.

2010

Guest Lecturer, Carnegie Mellon University, Engineering and Public Policy. "The Economics of Privacy," in Lorrie Cranor's Privacy Project course.

2009

Guest Lecturer, Carnegie Mellon University, Information Networking Institute. "Predicting Social Security Numbers from Public Data"

2008

Guest Lecturer, Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College. "The Economics of Privacy," in Mark Wessel's Distance Policy course.

2008

Guest Lecturer, Yale University. "Privacy Risks from Mining Online Social Networks."

2006

Guest Lecturer, Master in Information Security, University of Rome, Tor Vergata. "The Economics of Privacy and Information Security."

2004

Guest Lecturer, Carnegie Mellon University, Social and Decision Science. "The Economics of Privacy," in George Loewenstein's Empirical Methods course.

2004

Guest Lecturer, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science. "The Economics of Privacy," in Lorrie Cranor's Privacy Policy, Law, and Technology course.

2002

Guest Lecturer, Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College. "Introduction to Cryptography" in Rahul Telang and Ashish Arora's Information Security Management course.

Guest Lecturer, UC Berkeley, School of Information Management and Systems. Guest lecture, "Privacy and Economics in the Information Society," in Hal Varian's Strategic Computing and Communications Technology graduate course (joint course for MOT, MBA, EECS, and IMS programs).

Course Development

Developed "Privacy in the Digital Age" course for the Heinz College MISM program, Carnegie Mellon University.

Developed "Information Privacy" course for the Master in e-Procurement, University of Rome, Tor Vergata.

Textbooks/Tutorials Development

Developed Tutorial for Brahms language (multi-agent simulation and modeling environment), now used by NASA and external researchers. "Brahms Tutorial," Alessandro Acquisti, William Clancey, Ron van Hoof, Mike Scott and Maarten Sierhuis Brahms TM01-0002, 167 pages, NASA Ames Research Center, 2001. Material from this tutorial was used in: "Modeling and Simulating Work Practice with the Brahms Multi-agent Environment," Alessandro Acquisti, Maarten Sierhuis, and Chin Seah, tutorial at the Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRIMS 2005). Universal City, CA, May 2005, presented by Maarten Sierhuis and Chin Seah. It was also used in a similar tutorial presentation at the Agent-Directed Simulation (ADS) 2007 Conference, part of the Spring Simulation 2007 Multiconference.

 

 

Advising

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Cristobal Cheyre (Ph.D, Carnegie Mellon University), 2016-present

Li Jiang (Ph.D., UCLA), 2016-present

Laura Brandimarte (Ph.D, Carnegie Mellon University), 2013-present

Eyal Peer (Ph.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem), 2011-2013. [Now Assistant Professor at Bar-Ilan University]

Fred Stutzman (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), 2011-2012. [Now Visiting Professor at University of North Carolina]

Florian Schaub, 2014-present.

Brett Danaher (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania), 2008-2009. [Now Assistant Professor at Wellesley College]

Ralph Gross (Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University), 2007-2010.

Ph.D. Students

Eduardo Mustri, Ph.D. Student, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University (co- advisor).

 

Jessica Colnago, Ph.D. Student, SCS, Carnegie Mellon University (co- advisor).

 

Logan Warberg, Ph.D. Student, EPP, Carnegie Mellon University (co- advisor).

 

Veronica Marotta, Ph.D. Student, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University (main advisor).

 

Sonam Samat, Ph.D. Student, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University (main advisor).

Jim Graves, Ph.D. Student, EPP, Carnegie Mellon University (main advisor).

Pedro Leon, Ph.D. Student, CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS), Carnegie Mellon University (reader).

Leslie John, Ph.D. Student, Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University (committee member). [Now Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School]

Aleecia McDonald, Ph.D. Student, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University (committee member). [Now Director of Privacy at Stanford's Center for Internet & Society]

Idris Adjerid, Ph.D. Student, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University (main advisor).[Now Assistant Professor at Notre Dame University]

Laura Brandimarte, Ph.D. Student, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University (main advisor).

Sasha Romanosky, Ph.D. Student, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University (main advisor). [Now at RAND]

Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Ph.D. Student, COS Program, Carnegie Mellon University (committee member). [Now Assistant Professor at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi]

Steve Shang, Ph.D. Student, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University (committee member). [Now at ICANN]

Janice Tsai, Ph.D. Student, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University (committee member). [Now at Microsoft]

Supervised Master Theses

Ran Tao, INI MSIT-IS Thesis. Cross-cultural Analysis of Privacy/Disclosure Behavior from Users of CMU Facebook Network, 2013.

Hanan Hibshi, INI MSISTM Thesis, 2011 (reader).

Shinichi Mori, INI MSISTM Thesis, 2010 (reader).

Hideyuki Sakono, MSISPM Thesis, 2010.

Julia Gideon, MSISPM Thesis, 2006.

Ioanis A. Biternas, MSIT Thesis, 2008.

Eric Chang, MSISPM Thesis, 2006.

Jimin Lee, MSISPM Thesis, 2006.

Shaun Byrnes, MSISPM Thesis, 2006.

Samuel Edoho-Eket, Master Thesis, TR 2004-15, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004 (Reader).

Supervised Master Projects

“Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ: The Future Authentication for

Financial Services on the Internet,” Anurag Bhatt, Furkan Civelek, Will Liu, Dong Uk Kim, Mia Wang. Capstone Project, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, 2014.

“Privacy and Data Loss Issues in Multinational Bank Mergers,'” Kavita Khadye, Kan Khampanya, Steve Cramer, Diana Widjaja, Mona Garg, Feng Lin. Master Capstone Project for EY, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010.

“Government as a Market Maker,” Basil Al-Essa, Robert Kaminski, Deepak Sharma, Arunkumaran Varadharajan, Seth Watson, Marc Wautier. Systems Synthesis Project for Deloitte, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008.

“Identity Verification on the Net: A Vulnerability Assessment,” Yatish Mamniya, Mrinal Manohar, Bradley Becker, Napat Boonsaeng, Candice Jang, Edwin Kairu. MSISPM Project for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007.

“Web 2.0 and Social Networking: Corporate Aspects and Opportunities,” Kumaraswamy Mydala Srikantappa, Malarvizhi N. Velappan, Nomita Rajan, Raymundo Segovia, and Saurav Sharma. Systems Synthesis Project for GlaxoSmith Klein, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007.

 

“Ensuring Privacy Protection Within the US Department of Labor - A Practical Risk Based Approach,” Jeremy J. Hyland, Michael Ee, Sheldon A. Durrant, Ming Peng (Clement) Chen, Jin Seok Park, and Leticia V. Nisbett. MSISPM Project for the Department of Labor, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006.

 

"Drivers for Vulnerability Assessment." Don Ojoko-Adams, Rebecca DerGarabedian, Shaun Gilmore, John Reaghart, MSISPM Project, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004.

Supervised Independent Projects

Isaac White, 2015.

 

Rahul Pandey, 2011.

Aravind Bharadwaj, 2011.

Nithin Betegeri, 2011.

Nitin Grewal, 2011.

Kumar Kunal, 2011.

John Interlante, 2011.

Sharat Sannabhadti, 2011.

Anuj Gupta, 2011.

Sharat Sannabhadti, 2011.

Shivkant Ranade, 2011.

Thejas Varier, 2011.

Snighda Nayak, 2010.

Ganesh Raj ManickaRaju, 2010.

Pooja Bandu, 2010.

Rohan Malhotra, 2010.

Rituparna Dei, 2010.

Soumya Srivastava, 2010.

Troy Stevens, 2010.

Vasundhara Garg, 2010.

Troy Stevens, 2010.

Yogesh Badwe, 2010.

Chaitra Kamath, 2009.

Eric Morris, 2009.

Aditya Amonkar, 2009.

Shankar Narayanan Viswanathan, 2009.

Sajit Kunnumkal, 2008.

Dhruv Mohindra, 2007.

Alok Yardi, 2005.

Pam Karla, 2005.

Mustafa Khan, 2005.

Pryia Kothari, 2004.

Aaron Rankin, 2004.

Informal or Occasional Academic Advising

Danny Fernandez, Ph.D. Student, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University.

Xue Bay, Ph.D. student, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University.

Il-Chul Moon, Ph.D. student, CASOS, Carnegie Mellon University

Ihnaee Choi, Master student, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University.

Anand Nandkumar, Ph.D. Student, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University.

Anuj Kumar, Ph.D. Student, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University.

Bin Zhang, Ph.D. Student, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University.

Service

Chair

Co-Chair and Co-Organizer, Workshop on Bright ICT at ICIS 2015.

Co-Chair and Co-Organizer, Second Privacy Personas and Segmentation (PPS) Workshop, SOUPS 2015.

Co-Chair and Co-Organizer, Privacy Personas and Segmentation (PPS) Workshop, SOUPS 2014.

Chair, Eight Workshop on Security and Human Behaviour (SHB), Georgetown University, 2015.

Co-Chair and Co-Organizer, Dagstuhl Seminar 13312, "My Life, Shared - Trust and Privacy in the Age of Ubiquitous Experience Sharing,” Alessandro Acquisti (Carnegie Mellon University, US), Ioannis Krontiris (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, DE), Marc Langheinrich (University of Lugano, CH), Martina Angela Sasse (University College London, GB), 2013.

Co-Chair, Sixth Workshop on Security and Human Behaviour (SHB), USC, 2013.

Co-Chair and Co-Organizer, Privacy Workshop, IConference, 2013.

Co-Chair, WISE 2012.

Co-Chair, Fifth Workshop on Security and Human Behaviour (SHB), New York, 2012.

Co-chair, Security Track, Sixth Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS), Cyprus, 2011.

Chair and Organizer, Fourth Workshop on Security and Human Behaviour (SHB), Carnegie Mellon University, 2011.

Co-Chair and Co-Organizer, Third Workshop on Security and Human Behaviour (SHB), with Bruce Schneier and Ross Anderson, Cambridge (UK), 2010.

Co-Chair, Third International Conference on Trust and Trustworthy Computing (TRUST), Berlin, 2010.

Co-Chair and Co-Organizer, Second Workshop on Security and Human Behaviour (SHB), with Bruce Schneier and Ross Anderson, MIT, Boston, 2009.

Co-Chair and Co-Organizer, Research Track at Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference, with Lorrie Cranor, Washington DC, 2009.

Co-Chair and Co-Organizer, First Workshop on Security and Human Behaviour (SHB), with Bruce Schneier, Ross Anderson, and George Loewenstein, MIT, Boston, 2008.

Co-Chair and Co-Organizer, Sixth Workshop on the Economics of Information Security, with Rahul Telang, 2007.

Co-Chair and Co-Organizer, DIMACS Workshop on Information Security Economics, 2007.

Co-Chair, Privacy in Electronic Commerce Track, International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC), 2007.

Chair and Organizer, Session on the "Economics of Information Security and Privacy" at the XV Tor Vergata International Conference on Banking and Finance, with Jean Camp, 2006.

Chair, PET Award Committee, 2006.

 

 

Editorial Boards

2016

Senior Editor, Information Systems Research.

2016

Area Editor, Journal of Cybersecurity

2015

Guest Co-editor, JASIS, Special Issue on Bright ICT.

2014

Guest Co-editor, Electronic Markets, Special Issue on Markets for Personal Data.

2013-2016

Co-Editor, “In Our Orbit” column, IEEE Security & Privacy.

2012-2013

Co-Editor, “On the Horizon” column, IEEE Security & Privacy.

2012-2015

Associate Editor, Information Systems Research.

2012

Associate Editor, Information Systems Research, Special Issue on Social Media and Business Transformation.

2012

Associate Editor, Management Science, Special Issue on Business Analytics.

2009-present

Member of the Editorial Board, Information Security Series, College Publications.

2008-present

Member of the Advisory Board, SSRN LSN Information Privacy Law Abstracting eJournal.

2006-present

Member of the International Editorial Review Board (IERB), International Journal of Information Security and Privacy (IJISP).

2004-present

Member of Editorial Board, I/S Journal.

 

 

Organizer

Co-Organizer, Scholoss Dagstuhl, “My Life, Shared - Trust and Privacy in the Age of Ubiquitous Experience Sharing,” 28-Aug-13, 2013

Organizer, Carnegie Mellon University’s Celebration of International Privacy Day, 2011.

Co-organizer, UBICOMP Privacy Workshop, with Jason Hong, Jens Grossklags, and John Canny, 2004, 2005.

Program Committees

PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies, 2014.

2015 EPIC International Champion of Freedom Award program committee.

ACM Workshop on Information Sharing and Collaborative Security (WISCS 2015). 

Doctoral consortium, iConference, Berlin 2014.

COBE 2016.

ACM HotSoS 2016.

USEC, 2014.

CPDP, 2014.

CPDP Multidisciplinary Privacy Award, 2014.

Associate Editor, Privacy and Security track, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

Committee Member, EPIC International Champion of Freedom Award, 2014.

Workshop on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET), 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014.

Associate Editor, Economics of IS track, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2008.

Associate Editor, Security and Privacy Track, European Conference of Information Systems (ECIS), 2013.

Associate Editor, Wirtschaftsinformatik Conference, Zurich, 2010.

Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results, Arlington, VA, July 2012

Financial Cryptography Conference (FC), 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014.

Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security – GameSec, 2012.

Security and Social Networking (SESOC), 2012.

Annual Privacy Forum, 2012.

Steering Committee, “PI meeting for the NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program,” Maryland, November 2012.

AINA Conference, 2012.

POST, 2012. 

Second International Workshop on Privacy and Security in Online Social Media Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Feb 2013.

Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), 2010, 2012, 2013.

The Third Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, November 2012.

 

SESOC 2012: 4th International Workshop on Security and Social Networking, Lugano, Switzerland, March 2012.

 

9th International Conference on TRUST, PRIVACY AND SECURITY IN DIGITAL BUSINESS, Vienna, Austria, September 2012.

WOSN 2012.

International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, Zurich, Switzerland, 2011.

International Conference on Trust and Trustworthy Computing (TRUST), 2010, 2011. (Member of Steering Committee)

Workshop on the Security of the Internet of Things, 2010.

International Workshop on Data Privacy Management (DPM), Athens, 2010.

Conference on Information Systems, 2010.

Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), 2010, 2012, 2013.

International Workshop on Privacy and Personalization in Information Systems, ARES 2008.

APWG eCrime Researchers Summit (eCrime), 2007.

ACM Electronic Commerce Conference (ACM EC), 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009. Senior PC member, 2010, 2012.

Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016.

Internet of Things Conference (IOT), 2010.

International Symposium on Information Security, 2009.

International Workshop on Data Privacy Management, 2010.

Web Monetization Workshop, WWW, 2010.

Security and Privacy Track, WWW, 2010.

iConference, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017.

TrustBus 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.

Financial Cryptography Conference (FC), 2007, 2009, 2010.

International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES), 2007, 2008.

International Conference on Emerging Trends in Information and Communication Security (ETRICS), 2006.

Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. 2011, 2012, 2013. (Member of Steering Committee, 2007-2013), 2014, 2015, 2016.

Workshop on the Economics of Securing the Information Infrastructure (WESII), 2006.

Workshop on Privacy-Enhanced Personalization at the Computer-Human Interaction Conference (CHI), 2006.

International Symposium of Information Systems (ISIS), 2006, 2007.

Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN), 2006.

Information Security Conference (ISC), 2006.

Workshop on Quality of protection (QoP), 2005 (at ESORICS/METRICS 2005), 2006, 2007, 2008.

Workshop on Location- and Context-Awareness (LoCA) at the International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive) 2006, 2007.

IASTED International Conference on Web Technologies, Applications, and Services, 2005.

Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES) at the ACM Computer and Communication Security Conference (CCS), 2005, 2008, 2013.

Discussion or Panel Chair (Selected)

Participant, NSF SaTC EAGER Workshop, 2016.

 

Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), Session chair, 2009.

NBER Summer Workshop on IT & Economics, Discussant, 2010.

Workshop on Information Systems Economics (WISE), Discussant, 2008, 2010.

American Economic Association Annual Meeting, Discussant in the Sessions: "Economics of Open Source" and "Economics of Privacy." San Diego, CA, January 2004.

American Economic Association Annual Meeting, Discussant in the Sessions: "Markets for Information" and "Firm Behavior in the Internet Economy." Washington, DC, January 2003.

Journals Reviewing

Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Legal Studies, Information Systems Journal, American Economic Journal, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, American Economic Review, Management Science, Marketing Science, Information Systems Research, Applied Economics, European Conference on Information Systems, IEEE Security and Privacy, ACM Computing Surveys, ACM Surveys, Communications of the ACM, Applied Economics, IEEE Computer, Information Systems Frontiers, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Computer- Mediated Communication, Journal of Economics Management and Strategy, IPSI, MIS Quarterly, Cognitive Science, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Economics of Transition, Journal of the American Society for Information Science, Electronic Commerce Research Journal, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Information Systems Research, The Handbook of Information Security, Information Economics and Policy, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, Identity in the Information Society Journal, Risk Analysis, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications.

Conferences and Workshops Reviewing

IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), International Conference on Information Systems, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, CHI, CSCW.

Grants and Other Reviewing

Report on Privacy Research and Best Practices:  Summary of a Workshop for the Intelligence Community, National Academy of Sciences, National Science Foundation Site Visit Reviewer, National Science Foundation Career Proposal Reviewer, National Science Foundation (reviewer and reviewing panel participant, various programs), BSF (United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation), UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Dutch Technology Foundation STW, NASA SBIR Program, National Science Foundation IIS Program, TOKEN (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research).

Affiliations and Other Positions

2015-present

Member, Board of Regents, National Library of Medicine.

2016-present

CDT Fellow.

2014-present

Council Member, Big Data and Society.

2011-present

Board of Advisors, Future of Privacy Forum.

2010-present

Co-Director, CMU Center for Behavioral Decision Research (CBDR).

2010-present

Member, Aspen Institute Italia.

2010-present

Member, EPIC Advisory Board.

2008-present

Fellow, Ponemon Institute.

2006-present

Charter Contributor to the Privacy Network at the Centre for Innovation, Law and Policy at the University of Toronto.

2005-present

Member, Cylab Privacy Interest Group.

2004-present

Member, CMU Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory.

2004-present

Member, CMU Information Networking Institute.

2003-present

Member, Carnegie Mellon Cylab.

2003-present

Member, CMU Privacy Technology Center.

2004-2007

Research Fellow, IZA, Berlin, Germany. (Research Affiliate, 2001-2003.)

1997-1998

Member, European Economic Association.

CMU Service

Member, SEI project Ad Hoc Committee, 2015-2016

Member, University Strategic Planning Thrust Committee on Research, Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 2015

Heinz representative, CMU Senate, 2013-2014.

Heinz representative, CMU Berkman Faculty Development Fund, 2013, 2014, 2015 (Chair in 2014 and 2015).

Faculty Chair, ISM program, Heinz College, 2012-present.

Core faculty member, MSIT in Privacy Engineering, 2013-present.

Heinz representative, CMU Faculty Senate, 2012.

Committee Member, MISM-MIST, 2008-present.

Member, Living Analytics Research Center (LARC), Singapore Management University (SMU) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) collaboration, 2011-present. Spent July 2011 in at SMU as part of the partnership.

Alternate Representative of the Heinz College, I3P meetings, 2010-present.

Presented at Cylab Partners meetings, 2004-present.

Presented at Cylab ARO meetings, 2004-present.

Co-Organizer (with Karen Clay), Monday Heinz Research Seminars, Fall 2010-Spring 2011.

Mentor, IGERT students, 2011.

Participated in Cylab Silicon Valley event (organized by CyLab Senior Fellow Richard Power), 2010.

Member of Advisory Board, Lorrie Cranor's "Privacy Project" Course, Spring 2010.

Presented at Heinz College Dean’s Advisory Board meetings, 2009-2010.

Interviewed faculty candidates for the Heinz College, International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS), 2010.

Delivered talks at IACB program, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007, 2009, 2010.

Paticipated in maketing campaigns (vidoes, photos, interviews), Carnegie Mellon Centennial campaign.

Participated in Carnegie Mellon University Teaching Roundtable, 2009.

Heinz College Transition Committee (Information School), 2008.

Met with numerous companies, agencies, and entities visiting Carnegie Mellon University and Heinz College, includuing: National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration Accreditation, Site Visit for the Master of Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) Program and Master of Public Management (MPM) Program, 2007; presentations to CyLab partners including: Bell Canada, Intel, Boeing, Merril Lynch, and Royal Bank of Canada; conference call with Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) for the Trust project; meetings with Huron Consulting Group Consulting, on behalf of Office of Sponsored Programs, 2011; meetings with MITRE, 2011 […].

Additional Service

I maintain the online resource page on the economics of privacy at http://www.heinz.cmu.edu/~acquisti/economics-privacy.htm.

Expert consultant in lawsuits cases involving economic aspects of privacy and personal information valuation.

Invited to join EPIC’s Amicus briefs, including EPIC Amicus Brief in Medical Record Data Mining Case.

Invited Lecturer at the iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3), the School of Information Sciences, the University of Pittsburgh, June 2011.

Member of Scientific Committee, Master in eProcurement, Department of Economics and Business, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, 2007-present.

Member of PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies Committee, 2007, 2008.

Member of Harvard Berkman Center's Youth and Media Policy Working Group Initiative, 2009-present.

Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College Alumni Reunion. Moderator, Panel: "What does the government have a right to know about you? Technological Efficiency versus Privacy and Civil Liberties." Pittsburgh, PA, October 2004.

Wombat Security Technologies Advisory Board member, 2009-present.

Digizen Advisory Board member, 2007-present.

Civic Science Advisory Board member, 2008-present.

Advisory Board member, EU Network of Excellence in Economics of Privacy.

Invited to collaborate to a BlueSky proposal for the National Aeronautics & Space Administration on Composing the Right Mix of Humans & Technology for Lunar Surface Exploration, 2007-2008.

Invited to participate as reviewer in the NSF Human-Centered Computing panel, 2008.

Invited participant in the NSF IIS-GENI Workshop, July 2008, Boston.

Invited to collaborate in privacy project for the Ontario Ministry of Health by the Privacy Centre of Excellence, Bell Enterprise Group, Bell Canada, 2008.

External Advisor PhD Thesis, Cambridge, December 2011.

Numerous presentations to executives and representatives from: CIA, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC), ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency), myCFO, Ariba, Invus Group, congressional staffers, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, Trade and other organizations.

Other Professional Experiences

2001-2003

Visiting Student, NASA Ames Research Center, Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science
Worked with Dr. Maarten Sierhuis and Dr. William Clancey as researcher and "Brahms" modeler (multi-agent simulation environment for Modeling, planning and simulating teamwork and work practices). Wrote language Tutorial now used by NASA and external researchers. Worked on models of the International Space Station (ISS) and the collaboration between the ISS crew and robotic assistants such as the PSA (Personal Satellite Assistant) and the Robonaut. Beta tested new components of the "Brahms" development suite and contributed to new language definitions and components. Reviewed external proposals seeking NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program funding.

2000-2003

Visiting Student, NASA Ames Research Center, Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science
Worked with Dr. Maarten Sierhuis and Dr. William Clancey as researcher and "Brahms" modeler (multi-agent simulation environment for Modeling, planning and simulating teamwork and work practices). Wrote language Tutorial now used by NASA and external researchers. Worked on models of the International Space Station (ISS) and the collaboration between the ISS crew and robotic assistants such as the PSA (Personal Satellite Assistant) and the Robonaut. Beta tested new components of the "Brahms" development suite and contributed to new language definitions and components. Reviewed external proposals seeking NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program funding.

2000

Graduate Student Researcher, UC Berkeley, School of Information Management and Systems
Research assistant for Prof. Hal Varian, Dean of the School of Information Management and Systems. Worked on taxation of Internet commerce and Internet privacy.

2000-2003

Intern, Xerox PARC, Information Science and Technology Lab
Worked with the Internet Ecologies team and researched e-commerce competitive dynamics using computational methods and simulations. Supervisors: Prof. Bernardo Huberman and Dr. Tad Hogg.

1998

CEO and Cofounder, PGuardian Technologies, Inc. (2000-2001); Chief Architect (2002-2003)
Architect of core technology and business model for PGuardian Technologies, Inc., an electronic payment services provider offering privacy enhancing solutions. Designed protocols, patent applications, and developed alpha product. Supervised implementation and coordinated technology and business strategies.

1998-1999

Research Assistant, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics
Researched India exports to EU. Worked on macro policy aspects; prepared, administrated, and analyzed large trade dataset. Principal Investigator: Prof. Dermot McAleese.

1998

Director of E-commerce and UK Sales & Marketing, PPMusic.com
Managed e-commerce strategy and website development. Managed UK sales and marketing strategy and placed company's products with main music UK retailers (Borders UK and Tower Records). Board member, 1998-present.

1997-1998

Summer Associate, Market Analyst, J.P. Morgan
Worked with Emerging Markets Research (London). Developed applications and produced research on Russian external debt/ banking system for trading floor. Supervisors: Mr. Ed Bartholomew and Dr. Arnab Das.

1993-1995

Research Assistant, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics
Researched Russian labor dynamics. Member of TACIS/ACE funded project; traveled to Russia for data gathering; completed statistical and econometric analysis of large firm-level datasets. Principal Investigator: Prof. Hartmut Lehmann.

Production Assistant, CPA Edizioni Musicali
Responsible for the production of classical CDs for CPA Edizioni Musicali (then PPMusic.com). Assisted in recording, mastering, production and distribution.

Additional Education

2001

Santa Fe Institute Graduate Workshop on Computational Economics
Participant.

1997

Santa Fe Institute Graduate Workshop on Computational Economics
Participant.

1995-1996

Trinity College Dublin, School of Mathematics
Coursework in the M.Sc. in High Power Computing as a part of the Trinity College Foundation HPC Fellowship.

Trinity College Dublin, Business Economics and Social Studies
European Union "Erasmus" exchange Program.

1987-1991

Liceo Classico Tito Lucrezio Caro, Rome
Maturita' classica 60/60 (Classical studies): Latin, Greek, and Philosophy.

Misc

Music

SIAE Music and Lyrics Writer certifications.

SIAE Music and Lyrics Writer certifications.

Expertise in MIDI systems and KORG X series, Roland JV series.

Soundtrack and lyrics composer for theater, cinema, and television productions (BMG Ariola, RAI National Television).

Non Academic Books

"La Compagnia Poligonale," Collana I Piombi. Edizioni del Leone: Venice, IT, 1995.

Languages

Fluent in Italian and English. Some French, Latin, and classic Greek.

References

Prof. Mario Baldassarri
University of Rome. Former Italian Deputy Minister for Economics and Finance.

Prof. Mario Baldassarri
University of Rome. Former Italian Deputy Minister for Economics and Finance.

Prof. Hartmut Lehmann
Heriot Watt University, School of Management and Languages, Department of Economics.

Prof. Doug Tygar
UC Berkeley, Computer Science Department and School of Information Management and Systems.

Dean Hal R. Varian
UC Berkeley, School of Information Management and Systems and Department of Economics.


 

Media Interviews and Mentions
(note: incomplete and rarely updated)

CBS 60 Minutes, A Face in the Crowd, 15-May-13 (TV interview)

NPR, Are American Attitudes Toward Privacy Changing?, 13-Jun-13

Wired.co.uk, Google may not like it, but facial recognition is coming soon to Glass, 11-Jun-13

VoiceofAmerica, Living in a World With Facial Recognition, 24-May-13

Science News, Hadoop Anyone? 24-May-13

IT News Online, Despite Efforts To Protect Privacy, Users Increase Amount of Personal Information Available Online, Carnegie Mellon Study Finds23-May-13

The Willis Report, Fox Business, Live TV interview, 13-May-13

Takvim, Facebook'ta gizli saklı kalmadı,  23-May-13

La Repubblica, Siamo tutti paladini della privacy ma poi la svendiamo senza pensare, 14-May-13

Pagosa, Brain Interupted, 13-May-13

iTech Post, Facebook, Twitter Might Actually Make You Dumber, 9-May-13

CBS News,  Mere Threat of Electronic Interruptions may Actually Sharpen Brainpower Study Says, 5-May-13

New York Times, Brain Interrupted, 5-May-13

Yahoo News, Now Hear This! Most People Stink at Listening [Excerpt], 3-May-13

Canoë, Des changements ont poussé au dévoilement sur Facebook, 3-May-13

Slate.fr, Pourquoi La Reconnaissance Faciale a Échoué Lors De La Traque Des Frères Tsarnaev, 23-Apr-13

Salon.com, Why facial recognition failed, 22-Apr-13

newsreview.com, Full-frontal identity: California legislators race to play catch-up with Internet-privacy concerns—and consumers' evolving online habits,18-Apr-13

Le Monde Blog, Politesse 2.0, 12-Apr-13

Tecnologia en Pais, Tecnologia en Pais  ¿Valoramosnuestra privacidad?,  10-Apr-13

China Daily, Privacy Decisions are Prone to Error, 7-Apr-13

The Bulletin News, Letting down Our Guard with Internet privacy, 7-Apr-13

InformationLawGroup, Financial Correlation of Privacy Rights, 6-Apr-13

philstar.com, Online retail can lead to tax fraud, 2-Apr-13

boingboing.net, How Consumers Let Down Their Guard on Web Privacy, 1-Apr-13

IT World, When it Comes to Privacy, We’re all Just a Little Bit Nuts, 1-Apr-13

Cato at Liberty, Everyone Will Have to Decide For Themselves, 1-Apr-13

Sohu.com, The Greater the Control and Transparency, the Easier for Users to Reveal Privacy, 1-Apr-13

Economics Times, Web piracy: Should Users Lie about Their Birthdays, phone numbers?, 31-Mar-13

New York Times, Letting Down Our Guard With Web Privacy, 30-Mar-13

New York Times, "Despite Efforts To Protect Privacy, Users Increase Amount of Personal Information Available Online, Carnegie Mellon Study Finds30-Mar-13

The Providence Journal, Despite Efforts To Protect Privacy, Users Increase Amount of Personal Information Available Online, Carnegie Mellon Study Finds26-Mar-13

CNN, The Internet is a surveillance state,16-Mar-13

CBC, 210: Surveillance, Sharing, Colour,15-Mar-13

eWeek, Facebook 'Likes' Used to Predict Personality Traits, Social Preferences,14-Mar-13

CNN Tech, 5 things we learned at SXSW 2013, 13-Mar-13

Sydney Morning Herald, Is big data all it's cracked up to be?,13-Mar-13

Wall Street Journal, SXSW Reporter's Notebook: Who Rules the Data?, 12-Mar-13

Indiatimes.com, Facebook Could Move to 'Freemium' Model,11-Mar-13

Hindustan Times, Facebook could move to 'freemium' model, 9-Mar-13

NBC News, Facebook users want more privacy, but are nudged toward less, study finds8-Mar-13

Sky Valley Chronicle, Facebook Users Want More Privacy, but They Are Gently Nudged into Giving up Info about Themselves, 8-Mar-13

TG Daily,  Facebook privacy changes lead to more data being shared, 8-Mar-13

Latinos Post, Facebook Users are Sharing More Despite Network Privacy Concerns, 7-Mar-13

FirstPost Technology, New study on Facebook shows users are sharing more data than ever, 7-Mar-13

Mysinchew.com, Facebook Changes Led Users to Reveal More: Study, 7-Mar-13

Le Figaro, Vie privée sur Facebook : Les Comportements ont Changé7-Mar-13

Okezone, Penelitian: Facebook Picu Orang Umbar Informasi Pribadi 7-Mar-13

Tiscali, Finmeccanica, Oggi Cda Sulla Governance, 7-Mar-13

Campioni. Cn sport in provincia di Cuneo, Meteco Corse: il sole del Riviera Rally scalda Bosca-Aresca 7-Mar-13

Huffington Post, Facebook Privacy Study Shows Why You Gave Up On Keeping Your Data To Yourself, 6-Mar-13

T.H.E. Journal, Facebook Users Sharing More Personal Information Online, 6-Mar-13

Network World, The Facebook privacy conundrum: Desire for more confidentiality grows but so does amount of personal data, 6-Mar-13

Threatpost, Seven-Year Facebook Study Warns of ‘Silent Listeners’, 6-Mar-13

AllFacebook, STUDY: Confusing Facebook Privacy Settings Lead To More Public Information, 6-Mar-13

Social Barrel, Seven-Year Study Follows Facebook Users’ Privacy wareness, 6-Mar-13

IBNLive, Here is why users have started sharing more on Facebook, 6-Mar-13

Bizcommunity.com, Users revealed more says Facebook study, 6-Mar-13

Pittsburgh Business Times, CMU study finds Facebook users try to protect privacy online but still sharing more, 6-Mar-13

samaylive.com, Facebook policy changes leading users to reveal more: study,6-Mar-13

NDTV, Facebook changes led to increased 'personal disclosures': Study ,6-Mar-13

Net News, Facebook changes leading users to reveal more, 6-Mar-13

The Hindu, Facebook changes leading users to reveal more: study. 6-Mar-13

T.H.E. Journal ,Facebook Users Sharing More Personal Information Online ,6-Mar-13

Naharnet, Facebook Changes Led Users to Reveal More ,6-Mar-13

Times of India, Facebook users shared more private data after policy revamp: Study ,6-Mar-13

MyBroadband , Facebook changes mean more private data shared, 6-Mar-13

TechGenius, Equinux lancia il compatto ricevitore TV tizi per Mac, 6-Mar-13

Internet Haber, Gizlilik ayarı gizliliği sağlayamadı... 6-Mar-13

The New Age Online-,Facebook changes led users to reveal more: study, 6-Mar-13

Il Messaggero, Veneto,Rimborsi senza limiti Le prime ammissioni, 6-Mar-13

01net, Données personnelles : comment les utilisateurs de Facebook se font avoir, 6-Mar-13

Le Soir, Des Changements sur Facebook ont pousse ses membres a se devoiler davantage,6-Mar-13

76 New York Times ,Study: Facebook Users More Protective Even as They Reveal More About Themselves, 5-Mar-13

AFP, Facebook changes led users to reveal more: study, 5-Mar-13

Insider Monkey , Facebook Inc. (FB) Gives Away Lots of Personal Data: Study, 5-Mar-13

News24, Facebook changes 'lead' to more user info , 5-Mar-13

iAfrica.com , FB changes kill privacy . 5-Mar-13

Independent Online ,Facebook privacy back in focus , 5-Mar-13

Insider Monkey ,Facebook Inc. (FB) Gives Away Lots of Personal Data: Study, 5-Mar-13

Business Spectator, Facebook changes led users to reveal more data, 5-Mar-13

SBS, Facebook changes 'led users to reveal more', 5-Mar-13

Inquirer.net, Facebook changes led users to reveal more—study,  5-Mar-13

Raw Story, Facebook changes made users share more private data: study,  5-Mar-13

Phys.Org, Facebook changes led users to reveal more, study finds, 5-Mar-13

Virtual-Strategy Magazine, Despite Efforts To Protect Privacy, Users Increase Amount of Personal Information Available Online, Carnegie Mellon Study Finds5-Mar-13

New York Times, Study: Facebook Users More Protective Even as They Reveal More About ... ,5-Mar-13

GlobalPost, Facebook changes led users to reveal more: study,  5-Mar-13

PR Newswire, Despite Efforts To Protect Privacy, Users Increase Amount of Personal Information Available Online, Carnegie Mellon Study Finds5-Mar-13

WTAE.com, Face recognition software unlocks personal information, 29-Jan-13

Washington Post, Did the Journal News really endanger people's lives?, 9-Jan-13

Duluth News Tribune, Reader's view: Privacy is harder to maintain in social media, 6-Jan-13

On the Media, Our Privacy Delusions, 4-Jan-13

Gulf Today, Jack Shafer: Don't go crazy over publishing gun lists, 4-Jan-13

 Los Angeles Times, NY news site stirs outrage after publishing gun owners' names, 26-Dec-12

Corrierecomunicazioni.com, Instagram, Alessandro Acquisti: "Ecco le tattiche dei social media", 20-Dec-12

Working Knowledge, Why We Blab Our Intimate Secrets on Facebook, 10-Dec-12

The Big Picture, Bios, 6-Dec-12

Futurity, With Added Controls, We Risk Sharing More, 5-Dec-12

India Education Diary, Increasing Control Over Release of Information Leads People To Divulge More Online, Carnegie Mellon Researchers Find28-Nov-12

New York Times, A Trail of Clicks, Culminating in Conflict, 5-Nov-12

Phys.Org, Skeptics scoff, privacy advocates protest as biometric IDs advance, 21-Sep-12

International Business Times, 'Minority Report' Facial Recognition System Being Installed Across USA by FBI; Everyone To Be Tracked, 17-Sep-12

Mercury News, Does rise of biometrics mean a future without anonymity?, 17-Sep-12

Lemonde Informatique, Le FBI investit 1 milliard de dollars dans un projet de reconnaissance faciale,11-Sep-12

Business Insider, The FBI's Nationwide Facial Recognition System Ends Anonymity As We Know It,10-Sep-12

Techspot, Weekend tech reading: Kindle Fire HD 8.9'' versus the iPad 3,9-Sep-12

CNET, Privacy Hawks Fret as FBI Upgrades Biometrics Capacities,7-Sep-12

New Scientist, FBI Launches $1 Billion Face Recognition Project ,7-Sep-12

The Guardian home, The web has Become a Bizarre Synthesis of Toilet Wall and Thomas Paine,27-Aug-12

Financial Times, Beware Online Confessions,27-Aug-12

Kojo Nnamdi Show, Using Facial Recognition Software,22-Aug-12

Haufe, Wann Kunden ihre Daten in Netzwerken preisgeben,15-Aug-12

New StickerWissen: Geschwätz im Netz14-Aug-12

Popuolar Mechanics8 Weird Ways People Are Using Facial Recognition Software12-Aug-12

Global Voices OnlineNetizen Report: Olympic Edition2-Aug-12

TechCrunch,Surprisingly Good Evidence That Real Name Policies Fail To Improve Comments, 29-Jul-12

Forbes, In The Future,