Dr. Hayden will be joined in conversation with Prateek Mittal and Tithi Chattopadhyay.
Prateek Mittal is the interim director of CITP from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023, and he is also on CITP’s executive committee. He is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Princeton University, where he is also affiliated with computer science. He is interested in the design and development of privacy-preserving and secure systems. His current interests include the domains of (1) privacy-enhancing technologies such as anonymous communication and statistical data privacy, (2) adversarial machine learning, and (3) Internet/network security.
A unifying theme in Mittal’s work is to manipulate and exploit structural properties of data and networked systems to solve privacy and security challenges facing our society. His research has applied this distinct approach to widely-used operational systems, and has used the resulting insights to influence system design and operation, including that of the Tor network and the Let’s Encrypt certificate authority, directly impacting hundreds of millions of users.
He is the recipient of Princeton University’s E. Lawrence Keyes, Jr. award for outstanding research and teaching, the NSF Career award, the ONR YIP award, the ARO YIP award, faculty research awards from IBM, Intel, Google, Cisco, and multiple award publications.
Tithi Chattopadhyay, executive director, CITP. Tithi oversees strategic planning, operations and staffing, research collaborations, fundraising and development, and new initiatives — such as CITP’s Emerging Scholars and Public Interest Technology Summer Fellowship programs. Chattopadhyay, an economist and expert on issues around broadband, also teaches and conducts research on the digital divide, the impact of the digital economy, and the evolving role of public institutions, including universities, in addressing societal goals around technology. Chattopadhyay is the former broadband director for the State of Wisconsin. She also worked as a consultant and policy advisor for several local, state and higher education institutions on technology and economic development projects. She holds a Ph.D. in information studies and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics and mathematics.