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 am a part of CyLab. My group’s research focus is on the security and privacy implications of data transparency and sharing. As part of this focus, my research interests span the algorithmic and theoretical foundations of distributed systems, machine learning, and privacy-enhancing technologies.

News

  • 9/15/2021: Many thanks to Intel for a Rising Star Faculty Award to study transparency and data sharing.
  • 8/2/2021: I am honored to join the NIST Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board for a four-year appointment
  • 2/15/2021: Thank you to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for a Sloan Research Fellowship to study transparency and data sharing.
  • 11/05/2020: Thank you to the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory for a Young Investigator Program research grant on analyzing the privacy properties of complex networks.
  • 10/28/20: Our work on generating synthetic time series datasets with DoppelGANger (joint work with Zinan Lin, Alankar Jain, Chen Wang, and Vyas Sekar) was a finalist for the Best Paper Award at ACM IMC 2020.
  • 7/25/20: Zinan Lin was selected for the 2020-2021 CyLab Presidential Fellowship Award. Congratulations, Zinan!
  • 4/10/20: Thanks to JP Morgan Chase for a Faculty Research Award (with Vyas Sekar) on generating synthetic time series datasets.
  • 3/15/20: Thanks to Google for a Faculty Research Award (with Sewoong Oh) on federated learning of disentangled generative models.
  • 12/12/19: Zinan Lin was selected for the 2019-2020 Siemens FutureMaker Fellowship Award. Congratulations, Zinan!
  • 7/24/19: Honored to be re-appointed as Fellow for the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cybersecurity
  • 7/3/19: “Barracuda: The Power of l-Polling in Proof-of-Stake Blockchains”, with Jiantao Jiao, Ashok Makkuva, Sewoong Oh, Ranvir Rana, and Pramod Viswanath, won the Best Paper Award at MobiHoc 2019.
  • 9/15/2018: I am honored to be a fellow for the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cybersecurity.
  • 8/25/2018: Alankar Jain has been named a 2018-2019 Siebel Scholar. Congratulations, Alankar!
  • 8/15/2018: Our work on anonymous routing for cryptocurrencies (Dandelion) has been assigned a Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) number (156). It also has been/is being integrated into BitMessage, Grin, and soon ZCoin.
  • 3/26/2018: Check out Zinan Lin’s and Sewoong Oh’s YouTube interview on our PacGAN paper.
  • 10/2/2017: Zinan Lin was named a CMU Presidential Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year. Congratulations, Zinan!

Short Bio

Giulia Fanti is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests regard the security, privacy, and efficiency of distributed systems. She is a fellow for the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cybersecurity. She is a recipient of best paper awards from ACM Sigmetrics and ACM MobiHoc, a Sloan fellowship, faculty research awards from Google and JP Morgan Chase, and a Young Investigator Program (YIP) award from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. She obtained her Ph.D. in EECS from U.C. Berkeley and her B.S. in ECE from Olin College of Engineering.