Anupam Datta

Associate Professor
Computer Science Department and
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Carnegie Mellon University
PhD 2005, Computer Science, Stanford University

My research goal is to develop science and technology to account for information flows in complex systems. My work has helped develop the research area of Privacy through Accountability--foundations and tools for accountability in personal information processing systems (including big data systems) to ensure that they respect privacy, fairness, and other societal values that require nuanced information flow constraints on systems. My work on Compositional Security supports analysis to account for information flows in complex cryptographic protocols. Methodologically, my work involves developing formal definitions of concepts that are hard to formalize (e.g., notions of privacy and transparency) and new ways of reasoning about unconventional programs (e.g., for big data analytics and cryptography). I am affiliated with the CMU Security and Privacy Institute (CyLab) and Principles of Programming group.

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