Inaugural Lecture – Prof. Carmela Troncoso


Event details

Date 14.11.2023
Hour 18:0018:55
Speaker Prof. Carmela Troncoso
Category Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture
Event Language English
Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023

  • 18:00-18:10: Introduction by Prof. Rüdiger Urbanke, Dean of the IC School
  • 18:10-18:40 Inaugural Lecture Prof. Carmela Troncoso
  • 18:40-18:55: Q & A
  • 18:55-20:30: Apéritif in the hall outside CO1 (Passerelle - CO 2nd Fl)
Location:  CO1

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Prof. Carmela Troncoso

Privacy engineering: protecting society from technology’s harms

We live in a world where most of our interactions are mediated by technology. In this world, our digital footprints have become an accurate reflection of ourselves. This information is routinely monetized by service providers, and on occasion used to influence individuals with significant impact on society. In this talk, I will present our work at the SPRING lab on producing technologies that enable digitalization while creating footprints that can only be used for limited purposes therefore reducing the possibility of individual and societal harms.
About the speaker
Carmela Troncoso received her PhD in engineering from KU Leuven in Belgium in 2011, where she also spent one year as a post-doc. Between 2012 and 2015 she was the Security and Privacy Technical Leave at Gradiant in Vigo, Spain where she worked on bringing secure technologies to the market. Prior to arriving at EPFL in 2017, she was a faculty member at the IMDEA Software Institute in Madrid. In 2017, her work was awarded the CNIL-INRIA Privacy Protection award, and in 2020 she was included on Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 Emerging Leaders list.

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