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Professor Acquisti Named PwC-CMU Center's First Director


Originally published at CMU.edu

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Heinz College Professor Alessandro Acquisti has been named the inaugural director of the Risk and Regulatory Services Innovation Center, which was established by PwC and Carnegie Mellon University.

The Risk and Regulatory Services Innovation Center will work to advance the ways organizations use technology and analytics to solve issues of public safety and information security. The center will reside at Heinz College, a combination ideally suited to address these challenges.

“I’m pleased to take up this important research and education role,” said Acquisti, professor of information technology and public policy at CMU’s Heinz College and the director of the PEEX (Privacy Economics Experiments) Lab. “The proliferation of data over the last decade has created various challenges for consumers as well as organizations, and especially organizations that face compliance hurdles. This represents an exciting opportunity for our faculty and students to work with PwC to develop and test real-world solutions.”

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