Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs)Advance Course in Summer 2013 Semester
|Instructors:||Dr. Matteo Maffei and Dr. Aniket Kate|
|Teaching Assistant:||Tim Ruffing|
|Lecture:||Thursday 16:15 to 18:00|
|Tutorial:||Tuesday 14:15 to 16:00|
|Place:||E1 3 Room 003.1|
Privacy is a fundamental human right and privacy enhancing technologies (PETs) help to support this right. In light of worldwide electronic data protection laws, PETs play a fundamental role in the design and development of information systems.
This advanced course focuses on the theoretical as well as practical aspects of PETs. We aim to discuss some important and practically relevant privacy scenarios and foundational technologies such as Differential Privacy, Zero knowledge proofs, Trusted Computing, Online Advertising, Anonymity, and Censorship Resistance.
Registration and Prerequisites
Students should register for the course through the HISPOS system. Please let us now if you face any problem with registration.
PrerequisitesNote that this will be an advanced course and we expect some background in cryptography and security. It would be ideal if you have done a cryptography and/or security at Saarland University or during your previous studies somewhere else. Motivated students without this background are also welcome to the course. However, we would expect some more spirited efforts from you.
The course comprises of
- reading suggested research papers and attending lectures;
- solving small homework assignments;
- working on a research/implementation project during the semester;
- and taking the final exam.
Lecture notes (slides) and other reading material are available on Piazza. However, some concepts will only be described during lectures and tutorials on blackbroad and we encourage students to attend the lectures.
Expected Course Schedule
|1||18/04/2013||Course Introduction; Privacy Attacks; Differential Privacy|
|3||02/05/2013||Application: Web Analytics|
|4||09/05/2013||Public Holiday (Ascension)|
|5||16/05/2013||Private Information Retrieval|
|6||23/05/2013||Application: Privacy Preserving Online Advertising|
|7||30/05/2013||Public Holiday (Corpus Christi)|
|8||06/06/2013||Oblivious Data Access|
|9||13/06/2013||Anonymity and Circumvention Technologies|
|10||20/06/2013||Anonymity and Circumvention Technologies|
|11||27/06/2013||Anonymous Credential Systems|
|12||4/07/2013||Anonymous Credential Systems|
- A nice article about paper reading: How To Read a Paper by S. Keshav [PDF]