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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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The Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) at Princeton University and the Media Innovation Lab (MiLab) at the University of Vienna are pleased to announce our second annual Doctoral Workshop to be held April 27th to April 29th at the University of Vienna. The workshop will be led by Nick Feamster, Professor of Computer Science…
Ed Felten, CITP’s director who is currently serving as the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Office at the White House, recently gave the Privacy Day Keynote at Carnegie Mellon University. Excerpts from Felten’s keynote entitled “Making Privacy Work for Everyone” were featured in The Tartan, Carnegie Mellon’s student newspaper.
CITP Postdoc Aylin Caliskan-Islam was quoted today in Scientific American regarding her work on digital fingerprinting. The article is entitled, “CSI: Cyber-Attack Scene Investigation–a Malware Whodunit.” Caliskan-Islam discusses a study in which she and her collegues “used algorithms to automate the analysis of coding styles from 1,600 programmers, correctly attributing authorship with 94 percent accuracy.”
Princeton CS Ph.D. students Sarthak Grover and Steven Englehardt presented at the FTC’s PrivacyCon on January 14, 2016. Sarthak presented his results on privacy vulnerabilities that he found in various Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including Google’s Nest thermostat. See Nick Feamster’s Freedom to Tinker blog post on “Who Will Secure the Internet of Things?”…
Congratulations to CITP Associate Faculty Prateek Mittal on receiving the National Science Foundation Career Award for his research proposal entitled “Trustworthy Social Systems Using Network Science.” The objective of his research is to develop techniques for analysis of social media data that protect against risks to individual privacy and mitigate the threat of “fake accounts”…
The Center for Information Technology Policy is an interdisciplinary research center at Princeton that sits at the crossroads of engineering, the social sciences, law, and policy. We are seeking applicants for various residential visiting positions and for non-residential affiliates. We are happy to hear from anyone working at the intersection of digital technology and public…
This past June, I began as the Acting Director of the Center for Information Technology Policy. I am thrilled to lead CITP during this exciting time, when technology policy issues ranging from network neutrality to surveillance increasingly are affecting all of our lives. Our founding Director Ed Felten is on leave as Deputy U.S. Chief…
The White House names CITP Director Ed Felten as U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer. Ed’s new appointment is now in effect and he will join the White House staff full-time from June 1, 2015 until December 31, 2016. While Ed is in Washington, CITP will continue under the direction of Acting Director Nick Feamster, an…