This science team will combine techniques drawn from cryptography, machine learning, software engineering and trustworthy computing to obtain practical, usable and scalable systems that will provide consumers with the level of privacy that they desire.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Professor, Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Assistant Professor, Computer Science
UIC’s Lenore Zuck, research professor of computer science at the College of Engineering, will lead a team of researchers to create a platform that will enforce strict privacy policies in sectors such as health care, and develop tools and methods for making the best tradeoffs between privacy and utility.
“The idea of allowing data privacy to be dynamic — strict in ‘normal’ times and but adaptable and accountable under specific extenuating circumstances — is novel,” Zuck said. “COVID-19 has shown us that privacy, particularly with respect to contact tracing and electronic health records, is of vital importance…