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Rachel Greenstadt

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Rachel Greenstadt
Office: University Crossings 140
Phone: 215.895.2920
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PhD, Computer Science, Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Science

MEng, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SB, Computer Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Artificial intelligence, privacy, security, multi-agent systems, economics of electronic privacy and information security


Dr. Greenstadt's research centers on the privacy and security properties of multi-agent systems and the economics of electronic privacy and information security. Her lab—the Privacy, Security, and Automation Laboratory (PSAL)—focuses on designing more trustworthy intelligent systems that act autonomously and with integrity, so that they can be trusted with important data and decisions. The lab takes a highly interdisciplinary approach to this research, incorporating ideas from artificial intelligence, psychology, economics, data privacy, and system security. However, a common thread of this work has been studying information flow, trustworthiness, and control. Recently, much of PSAL's work has focused on using machine learning to better understand textual communication.