Vice Dean of Business and Engineering, NYU Shanghai
Leonard J. Shustek Professor of Computer Science, NYU-Poly
Third-Party Privacy Attacks
We consider how third parties ("hackers") can exploit applications and big data in the Internet to invade our privacy. We will survey some past and ongoing work on tracking the locations of Internet users, profiling children, and extracting profile information from photos.
Keith Ross is the Vice Dean of Business and Engineering at NYU Shanghai and the Leonard J. Shustek Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at NYU.
Professor Ross is an ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, recipient of the Infocom 2009 Best Paper Award, and recipient of 2008 and the 2011 Best Paper Awards for Multimedia Communications (awarded by IEEE Communications Society).
His recent privacy work has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, and Bloomberg Television. He recently received grants to study privacy from NSF and Google.
Professor Ross is co-author (with James F. Kurose) of the popular textbook, Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet, published by Addison-Wesley (first edition in 2000, sixth edition 2012). It is the most popular textbook on computer networking, and has been translated into fourteen languages.