Giulia Fanti

I am an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. I have a courtesy appointment in the Computer Science Department and sit in CyLab. I am interested in privacy-preserving technologies, communications, and networking.

News

10/2/2017: Zinan Lin was named a CMU Presidential Fellowship recipient for the 2017-2018 academic year. Congratulations, Zinan!


Research Group


Members

Ph.D. Students

Brad Denby

Zinan Lin


Topics

Privacy-preserving communication

Recent years have brought increasing levels of surveillance. I am interested in designing privacy-preserving algorithms that enable people to communicate freely without sacrificing privacy. I have been working on a few main problems within this theme, related to anonymous social media (e.g., Yik Yak, Secret) and anonymous peer-to-peer networks (e.g., Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies). A common theme in this work is that we wish to provide statistical anonymity guarantees against computationally-unbounded adversaries.


Epidemics on Graphs

Physical diffusion phenomena like epidemics and viral videos can be represented as random processes on graphs. I am interested in theoretically and empirically studying the spread and dynamics of these processes. These random processes appear in a variety of application domains, including social media, cryptocurrencies, and fake news.


Publications


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2016

2015

2014

2013

2010

Teaching


Numerical Methods and Optimization

Carnegie Mellon Spring 2018

Signals and Systems

U.C. Berkeley (2013-2014)

Digital Signal Processing

U.C. Berkeley (Spring 2015)

Service


Professional Activities

Conference Tutorials

Organizing Committe

Program Committe

Reviewer

Volunteering

NextScholars (Mentor): Mentorship program for young women interested in STEM (2017-present)

SEED (Mentor): Guided groups of Berkeley High School students in yearlong research projects on nuclear power, GMOs, and food deserts. (2012-2013)

TechBridge (Volunteer): Worked with groups of elementary-school girls on projects related to coding and basic electrical circuits. (2012-2014)

Contact


gfanti (at) andrew (dot) cmu (dot) edu

2118 Collaborative Innovation Center

Carnegie Mellon University

4720 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213