Arvind Narayanan

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Arvind Narayanan
Stanford's privacy guy - Arvind Narayana.jpg
Residence United States
Alma mater Indian Institute of Technology Madras
University of Texas at Austin
Known for de-anonymization
Awards Privacy Enhancing Technology Award
Scientific career
Institutions Stanford University
Princeton University
Thesis Data Privacy: the Non-interactive Setting (2009)
Doctoral advisor Vitaly Shmatikov
Website https://33bits.org/

Arvind Narayanan is a computer scientist and an assistant professor at Princeton University.[1] Narayanan is recognized for his research in the de-anonymization of data.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

Narayanan received technical degrees from Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 2004.[4] C. Pandu Rangan was his advisor. Narayanan received his PhD in computer science in University of Texas at Austin in 2009 under Vitaly Shmatikov. He worked briefly as a post-doctoral researcher at Stanford University, working closely with Dan Boneh. Narayanan moved to Princeton University where he has been an assistant professor since September 2012.

Career[edit]

In 2006 Netflix began the Netflix Prize competition for better collaborative filtering algorithms. That business gave out "anonymous" customer information. However, Narayanan and advisor Vitaly Shmatikov showed possibilities for "de-anonymizing" this information.[5] This research led to much higher recognition of "de-anonymizing." In later working Narayanan has de-anonymized graphs from social networking[6] and writings from blogs.[7]

In mid-2010, Narayanan and Jonathan Mayer argued to the favor of Do Not Track in HTTP headers.[8][9] They built prototypes of Do Not Track for clients and servers.[10] Working with Mozilla they wrote the influential Internet Engineering Task Force Internet Draft of Do Not Track.[11][12]

Narayanan wrote about software cultures. He argues for ethics teaching in the computer science schooling[13] and usable cryptography.[14][15]

Awards[edit]

  • Privacy Enhancing Technology Award 2008[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Dan Grech, [2], Princeton Alumni Weekly, 8/1/14
  3. ^ Kim Zetter, [3], Wired, 18/6/12
  4. ^ [4]
  5. ^ Bruce Schneier, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-30. Retrieved 2014-03-28. , 13/12/07
  6. ^ [5]
  7. ^ On The Media, [6], 2/3/12
  8. ^ [7]
  9. ^ [8]
  10. ^ [9]
  11. ^ [10]
  12. ^ [11]
  13. ^ [12]
  14. ^ [13]
  15. ^ [14]
  16. ^ [15]

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