privacy

Panel on Using Sensitive Data to Counter Bias and Discrimination

Heng Xu, co-director of the Robust Analytics Lab, will join a panel of experts discussing the use of sensitive data in research to counter hidden bias and discrimination at the...

Upcoming Talk at UCSD Health

Heng Xu and Nan Zhang, co-directors of the Robust Analytics Lab, will give a (virtual) presentation at the University of California San Diego Health Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) lecture...

Working Paper - Implications of Data Anonymization on the Statistical Evidence of Disparity

We posted on SSRN a working paper by Heng Xu and Nan Zhang, addressing the implications of data anonymization on the statistical evidence of disparity.

Facebook Live: COVID-19's Implications for Cybersecurity

Update: See Kogod News for a report of the event.

Upcoming Talk at Harvard Privacy Tools Working Group

Heng Xu and Nan Zhang, co-directors of the Robust Analytics Lab, will give a (virtual) presentation to the Harvard Privacy Tools project working group, Berkman Klein Center for Internet &...

Working Paper - From Contextualizing to Context-Theorizing in Privacy Research

We posted on SSRN a working paper co-authored by Heng Xu and Nan Zhang, “From Contextualizing to Context-Theorizing: Assessing Context Effects in Privacy Research”.

KCGC Annual Report

For the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC), 2019 was the year fueled with new beginnings. Our new research projects were sponsored and recognized by federal government agencies and world leading organizations. Our new distinguished lecture series convened thought leaders from...

Postdoc Opening

The Robust Analytics Lab in the Kogod School of Business at the American University in Washington, D.C. is looking for an exceptional candidate to fill a postdoctoral fellow position. The initial term of this position is one year with the...

KCGC Annual Report

In 2018, the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC) welcomed new leadership, enjoyed significant intellectual growth, and developed strategic plan to focus on two aspects of cybersecurity research: human factors and data analytics. KCGC’s research on human factors aims to understand...

Presentation on “Privacy Disparity” @ Data & Society

Heng Xu and Nan Zhang visited Data & Society Research Institute in New York City and discussed how various privacy preserving techniques may disproportionately suppress information for minorities or mask...

Panel on Cybersecurity Challenges and Opportunities

Heng Xu, co-director of the Robust Analytics Lab, will join a panel of expert discussing “Into the Cyber domain. A view from Academia and industry” at an Embassy of Italy’s...

How your friends affect your privacy on Twitter

Among the existing solutions for protecting privacy on social media, a popular doctrine is privacy self-management, which asks users to directly control the sharing of their personal information through privacy...

Privacy disparity? Addressing privacy concerns in health disparity research

Background: Most research on identifying and understanding health disparities focused on measurement strategies and analytics design over administrative and survey data. What has received less attention, however, is the complex...

Polishing Up Data Privacy Protections

Nan Zhang, co-director of the Robust Analytics Lab (RAL), was recently featured in Kogod News discussing the implications of data protection regulations like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation...

Heng Xu won the Operational Research Society’s Stafford Beer Medal for 2018

Heng Xu was recently awarded The Operational Research Society’s Stafford Beer Medal for 2018 for her paper:

Key to Security and Privacy

Heng Xu, co-director of the Robust Analytics Lab (RAL), was recently featured in Kogod News discussing why cyber risk awareness is so essential, yet often lacking, for preventing data breaches....

Talk at UMD: Privacy Contextualization: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Heng Xu, co-director of the Robust Analytics Lab, will give a talk at the iSchool, University of Maryland, College Park, titled “Privacy Contextualization: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”....

NSF Project: Privacy Regrets in Smartphone Usage

We gratefully acknowledge the National Science Foundation for their support on our project 1801539, “SaTC: CORE: Medium: Situation-Aware Identification and Rectification of Regrettable Privacy Decisions”.

Sep 26: Cybersecurity & Privacy Forum: Bridging Research & Practice

Update: See the event re-cap article in Kogod News.

Sep 27-28: Symposium on Privacy-Aware Computing

Nan Zhang, co-director of the Robust Analytics Lab, is co-chairing the technical program for this year’s IEEE Symposium on Privacy-Aware Computing (IEEE PAC) along with Joe Valacich, Eller College of...

New Director of KCGC

On July 1, 2018, Professor Heng Xu joined the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center as the new Center Director. Before joining Kogod in 2018, she had a mix of academic and government background, serving as a faculty member at Penn State...