Dr. Balachander Krishnamurthy Discusses Internet Privacy at 5th Annual Jay Modi Memorial Lecture, March 11

Pragnesh Jay Modi (1975-2007) joined the CS Department as an Assistant Professor in 2005

February 26, 2013 —  

Drexel University’s Department of Computer Science welcomes Dr. Balachander Krishnamurthy, a researcher from AT&T Labs, as the distinguished speaker for the 5th Annual Jay Modi Memorial Lecture, held March 11 from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall (3210 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia).

The presentation, “Internet Privacy: Towards More Transparency,” will focus on AT&T Labs’ work examining the variety of user information collected during Web browsing. Specifically, Dr. Krishnamurthy will present results from studies on the leakage of personally identifiable information (PII) via Online Social Networks (OSNs), as well as non-OSN sites. Dr. Krishnamurthy will also discuss the status of both technical and non-technical attempts to improve the problem. Read the full abstract here.

Dr. Krishnamurthy’s research focuses on Internet privacy, Online Social Networks, and Internet measurements. He has authored and edited ten books, published over 80 technical papers, holds 36 patents, has collaborated with over 75 researchers worldwide, and has given invited talks in 35 countries. He co-founded the successful Internet Measurement Conference and the Workshop on Online Social Networks. His most recent book "Internet Measurements: Infrastructure, Traffic and Applications,” was published in July 2006 and is the first book focusing on Internet Measurement.

The CS Department will also recognize the recipient of the Jay Modi Memorial Award prior to the lecture.This award is presented annually to a Computer Science Ph.D. student in recognition of academic excellence and the potential to become a leader in the field. This year’s recipient is Stephen Lombardi. Lombardi is currently working with Dr. Ko Nishino, associate professor of computer science, in Drexel’s Vision and Graphics Laboratory. Read more about Lombardi’s research and academic achievements here.

A reception will be held after the lecture from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

The Jay Modi Memorial Lecture is held annually to recognize the contributions of Pragnesh Jay Modi, former Drexel computer science professor, to the field of AI and in particular multiagent systems, as well as to Drexel University and the Department of Computer Science.

Visit the Jay Modi Memorial Lecture website to see past presenters and learn more about the Ph.D. award. Call the CS Department at 215-895-2669 for additional information.