Tarek Abdelzaher

Privacy in Social Sensing
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
10, Sep, 2010 09:30-10:30 (1 hour)
ISEP-IPP, Porto, Portugal

Abstract: The paradigm of social sensing has recently emerged, fueled by the proliferation of embedded sensing devices with communication capabilities in the possession of a wide segment of population, including smart phones, GPS devices, health and fitness sensors, smart power meters, and sensor-equipped game consoles. The increased availability of embedded sensing modalities to the common user opens the door for exciting new social and cyber-physical applications, built on top of data pools collected and shared by a community of self-selected individuals. Supporting such novel applications brings about several challenges pertaining to privacy of shared data in social cyber-physical systems and paradigms for physical data collection and modeling. This talk will describe experiences with infrastructure development to support social sensing applications, research challenges involved, analytical foundations to address these challenges, and some early results.
Where: Meeting Room at 1st floor, Building E ("Sala de ReuniƵes")