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CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: Lea Kissner – Crypto: A Key Ingredient to Building Respectful Products

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Sherrerd Hall, 3rd Floor Open Space
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Building great products and systems must include a focus on designing privacy and respect in from the ground up. This talk includes Google’s approach to this challenge, as well as particular places in which cryptography intersects — especially in places where cryptographic techniques ran head-on into real-world issues. Spoiler: the real world wins when building real-world systems; cryptography must bend to it.


Lea Kissner is the global lead of Privacy Technology at Google. She has spent the last 11 years designing and building security and privacy for Google projects from the grittiest layers of infrastructure to the shiniest user features — and cleaning up when something goes awry. She earned a Ph.D. in cryptography at Carnegie Mellon and a B.S. in CS from UC Berkeley.

No RSVP required for current Princeton faculty, staff, and students. Open to members of the public by invitation only. Please contact Jean Butcher at  if you are interested in attending a particular lunch.

To request accommodations for a disability, please contact Jean Butcher, , 609-258-9658 at least one week prior to the event.