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Dr. Serge Egelman Testifies at Hearing for Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security

Dr. Serge EgelmanOn May 18, 2021 at 10:00 am, the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security held a hearing, “Protecting Kids Online: Internet Privacy and Manipulative Marketing”. ICSI’s Director of Usable Privacy and Security, Dr. Serge Egelman, testified at the hearing along with Professor Angela Campbell and Baroness Beeban Kidron.

Envisioning safer cities with AI

Artificial intelligence is providing new opportunities in a range of fields, from business to industrial design to entertainment. But how about civil engineering and city planning? How might machine- and deep-learning help us create safer, more sustainable, and resilient built environments?

A team of researchers from the NSF NHERI SimCenter, a computational modeling and simulation center for the natural hazards engineering community based at the University of California, Berkeley, with researchers from UC Berkeley, the International Computer Science Institute, Stanford, and UCLA, have developed a suite of tools called BRAILS -- Building Recognition using AI at Large-Scale -- that can automatically identify characteristics of buildings in a city and even detect the risks that a city's structures would face in an earthquake, hurricane, or tsunami.

Serge Egelman Testifies at Senate Hearing on Children's Online Privacy

Dr. Serge Egelman testifying at Senate hearing on child privacyOn May 18, 2021, Dr. Serge Egelman, Director of Usable Security and Privacy research at ICSI, testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security at a hearing titled “Protecting Kids Online: Internet Privacy and Manipulative Marketing”.

In Memory: John Ohala

John Ohala

This last week, Professor John Ohala passed away. This was very saddening to many people in the speech and language communities, but particularly to the many friends he had, not only in Berkeley, but all around the world.

ICSI Security and Privacy Researchers Receive Caspar Bowden Award

A team of researchers led by Serge Egelman at ICSI received the Caspar Bowden Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies for their 2018 paper, “Won’t Somebody Think of the Children?” Examining COPPA Compliance at Scale. The award was announced on July 16, 2020 during the 2020 Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium (PETS).

Vern Paxon and Robin Sommer receive IEEE Security and Privacy Test of Time Award

On May 18 2020, Vern Paxson and Robin Sommer, longtime ICSI Networking and Security researchers, developers of Zeek, and co-fournders of Corelight, received IEEE a 2020 IEEE Security and Privacy Test of Time Award for their 2010 paper "Outside the Closed World: On Using

ICSI Researchers Awarded Prize from French and Spanish Data Protection Agencies

ICSI researchers Abbas Razaghpanah and Naseo Vallina-Rodriguez, along with co-authors Julien Gamba, Mohammed Rashed, and Juan Tapiador, have received two prestigious awards for their work on the article, "An Analysis of Pre-installed Android Software." One award is from the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) and another from the CNIL (French Data Protection Authority) and Inria.

ICSI's Alisa Frik Receives Mozilla Grant

On December 18, Mozilla announced it had selected seven recipients of research grants geared toward keeping the Internet open and accessible. ICSI's Alisa Frik was selected for one of the grants for her proposal titled "Exploring the Boundaries of Passive Listening in Voice Assistants". Her project is one of seven selected for award.

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