Dr Paolo Palmieri – 27 February 2018

Talk Title: Location Privacy in a Digital Age

Talk abstract: Location-based services are now widespread, driven by the availability of accurate and inexpensive positioning technology. At the same time, we are becoming increasingly aware of how sensitive and revealing location information can be, whether it is the position of an individual user of social media, area monitoring in critical infrastructure, or tracking of commercial routes. How can we preserve location privacy and prevent malicious tracking without disrupting location based services? In this talk, Paolo will present the current state of the art of location privacy research, and propose a data-structural approach to cryptographic protocols for securing location information.


Speaker Bio: Paolo Palmieri is a Lecturer in Cyber Security in the Department of Computer Science, University College Cork (Ireland). He holds a PhD in cryptography from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). His research work focuses on cryptographic protocols for privacy and anonymity, and he has worked on privacy enhancing technologies, secure computation, location privacy, and the security of smart cities and the Internet of Things.

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