2015-Institute for Software Research - Carnegie Mellon University

2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Lorrie Cranor Named 2016 IEEE Fellow

Lorrie Faith Cranor, professor of computer science and of engineering and public policy and co-director of the master's program in privacy engineering, has been named a 2016 IEEE fellowfor her contributions to privacy engineering.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Federal Trade Commission Appoints Lorrie Cranor as Chief Technologist

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has appointed ISR professor Lorrie Faith Cranor as the agency’s Chief Technologist. MORE
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

New Siebel Energy Institute Awards Seed Grants to CMU Researchers

The newly established Siebel Energy Institute, a consortium of Carnegie Mellon and seven other research universities, marked its official launch Aug. 4 by announcing 24 seed grants, including three to CMU researchers. MORE
Friday, July 17, 2015

Does Twitter outrage lead to tangible action? CMU study fails to find link

The idea that highly publicized Twitter firestorms pack more digital bark than real-world bite was underlined this week by a new Carnegie Mellon University study. MORE
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Leads Google Expedition To Create Technology for "Internet of Things"

Carnegie Mellon University will turn its campus into a living laboratory for a Google-funded, multi-university expedition to create a robust platform that will enable Internet-connected sensors, gadgets and buildings to communicate with each other. MORE
Friday, May 15, 2015

Scholarly Soldier

John Graham has served in many roles for the Army, including deputy commander of forces in Kabul, Afghanistan. He credits Carnegie Mellon University with teaching him skills that apply from the classroom to the battlefield. MORE
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Melding disciplines at CMU

Kiron Skinner is a Carnegie Mellon University associate professor of social and decision sciences, an author and a foreign policy scholar. She spoke to the Trib regarding CMU's new Institute for Politics and Strategy, which will open in July under her direction. MORE
Thursday, April 2, 2015

Carnegie Mellon’s Dietrich College To Create New Institute for Politics and Strategy

Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences will open a new Institute for Politics and Strategy (IPS), effective July 1. Under the direction of Kiron K. Skinner, the IPS will serve as a center for research, undergraduate and graduate education, and university-wide initiatives in the fields of political science, international relations, national security policy and grand strategy. MORE
Monday, March 23, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Study Shows People Act To Protect Privacy When Told How Often Phone Apps Share Personal Information

Many smartphone users know that free apps sometimes share private information with third parties, but few, if any, are aware of how frequently this occurs. An experiment at Carnegie Mellon University shows that when people learn exactly how many times these apps share that information they rapidly act to limit further sharing. MORE
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Travis Breaux recipient of the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

Travis Breaux, assistant professor of computer science in the Institute for Software Research, is the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the agency’s most prestigious award for junior faculty. MORE
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Cranor Panelist at White House Cybersecurity Summit

Lorrie Faith Cranor, professor of computer science and engineering and public policy, was a panelist at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection on Feb. 13 at Stanford University. MORE
Thursday, January 15, 2015

What Does Privacy Look Like? Carnegie Mellon Professor Explores Public Attitudes, Concerns Using Drawings

What is privacy? People sometimes have a hard time putting it into words. So Lorrie Cranor, a leading authority on Internet privacy at Carnegie Mellon University, has explored the meaning of privacy by asking people to draw pictures. MORE
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill To Address Privacy Concerns Regarding “Internet of Things” at Carnegie Mellon

Commissioner Julie Brill of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will discuss the challenges to personal privacy posed by the growing list of household appliances, cars and other devices that are now linked to the Internet as the keynote speaker for Carnegie Mellon University's Privacy Day Jan. 28. MORE
Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cranor Named ACM Fellow

Lorrie Faith Cranor, director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Lab, is one of 47 computer scientists named as 2014 fellows by the Association for Computing Machinery. MORE