, EPFL, Switzerland
The COVID-19 pandemic has fostered the deployment of new technologies to mitigate the fast expansion of the virus and help society to return to normal. Technology, however, can also cause harm in particular when deployed in a hurry and without adequate safeguards. I this talk I will share my experience in designing, and supporting the deployment of, privacy-preserving technologies to complement manual contact tracing. These technologies are now developed at a large scale.
Carmela Troncoso is an Assistant Professor at EPFL (Switzerland) where she heads the SPRING Lab. Her work focuses on analyzing, building, and deploying secure and privacy-preserving systems. Troncoso holds a Ph.D. in engineering from KULeuven. Her thesis, Design and Analysis Methods for Privacy Technologies, received the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics Security and Trust Management Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, and her work on privacy engineering received the CNIL-INRIA Privacy Protection Award in 2017. She has been named 40 under 40 in technology by Fortune in 2020.