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The Center for Information Technology Policy is an interdisciplinary center at Princeton University. CITP is a nexus of expertise in technology, engineering, public policy, and the social sciences. In keeping with the strong University tradition of service, the Center's research, teaching, and events address digital technologies as they interact with society.

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If you’re new to CITP, welcome to our community! If you’re returning, welcome back! We’re looking forward to another interesting and eventful year. I’m happy to be back at CITP after a tour of duty at the White House, and I’m especially grateful to Nick Feamster for his leadership in continuing to grow and broaden…
Professor Nick Feamster and computer science students, Daniel Wood, Gudrun Jonsdottir and Rohan Doshi, were recently sponsored by the Computer Research Association (CRA) to attend the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) at the 23rd Annual Capitol Hill Exhibition. The goal of the exhibition is to show Congress members how important funding by the National…
Congratulations to Ed Felten, who has been unanimously elected to The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) Board of Directors. CITP’s deputy director, Nick Feamster, is a member of the CDT’s advisory council. “CDT’s advocacy has always focused on the rights of the individual, and our new board members have worked across government, industry, and…
Now on Princeton’s home page, Ed Felten discusses his experience at the White House and the need for technologists to get involved in government service, not only to improve government operations, but also to play a role in public policy. “If our community of scientists and engineers doesn’t show up and participate in the process,…
Congratulations to Professor Arvind Narayanan for receiving an Excellence in Teaching Award from the School of Engineering and Applied Science for his course on Algorithms and Data Structures. Recipients of the award are selected by the Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering Councils.
CITP associated faculty Prateek Mittal won a Google Research Award 2016 for his project that investigates computational techniques that enable data-analytics, while protecting the privacy of sensitive information. This is the second year in a row that Prateek won this award in the privacy category. For more information, please see the Google Research Blog announcing…
Matthew Salganik and Christopher Bail are creating the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, which will be funded by the Russell Sage Foundation. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in the social and data sciences (broadly conceived) to computational social science. This year the Summer Institute will…
CITP is happy to announce that Ed Felten is back at CITP after serving at the White House as the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer from June 2015 to January 2017. Mark your calendars! Ed is going to give a talk on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. to discuss his experience working in…
Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), in collaboration with the Center for Digital Humanities is hosting a workshop that explores the security and privacy concerns that arise from Internet-connected devices in smart homes and cities. The workshop will be held at Princeton University on April 5-7, 2017. We solicit teams of computer scientists,…
CITP’s Arvind Narayanan, along with Stanford researchers, show in a new paper how your supposedly anonymous web browsing history can be linked to your social media accounts. The paper is entitled “De-anonymizing Web Browsing Data with Social Networks,” and will be presented in April at the World Wide Web Conference in Perth, Australia. The story…