Bio & professional activities — Arvind Narayanan

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Arvind Narayanan is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Princeton. He leads the Princeton Web Transparency and Accountability Project to uncover how companies collect and use our personal information. Narayanan also leads a research team investigating the security, anonymity, and stability of cryptocurrencies as well as novel applications of blockchains. He co-created a Massive Open Online Course as well as a textbook on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies. His doctoral research showed the fundamental limits of de-identification, for which he received the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Award.

Narayanan is an affiliated faculty member at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton and an affiliate scholar at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society. You can follow him on Twitter at @random_walker.

Advisory boards

Fragile Families Challenge

Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society (NSF)

Heritage Health Prize ($3MM machine-learning prize for improving healthcare predictions)

Data Sharing and Privacy Protection in Digital-Age Environmental Health Studies (NIH)

Program committees

Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection (ConPro) 2017 (co-chair)

Financial Cryptography 2017

Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) 2017

Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) 2017

Workshop on Data and Algorithmic Transparency 2016 (co-chair)

Usenix Security Symposium 2016

ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) 2016

Workshop on Bitcoin and Blockchain Research 2016

Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) 2016

ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) 2015

IEEE Security & Privacy (Oakland) 2015

Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) 2014

Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) 2014

Financial Cryptography 2014

Hot Topics in Privacy Enhancing Technologies (HotPETs) 2013

WWW 2013 (Security, Privacy, Trust, and Abuse Area)

IEEE Security & Privacy (Oakland) 2013

W3C "Do Not Track and Beyond" Workshop 2012

Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) 2012

Web 2.0 Security & Privacy (W2SP) 2012

Security and Social Networking (SESOC) workshop 2012

IEEE Security & Privacy (Oakland) 2012

Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) 2011

Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Security (AISEC) 2011

ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) 2011

USENIX Workshop on Health Security and Privacy (HealthSec) 2011