About the Center Center for Information Technology Policy CITP _364bf3c6-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 CITP is an interdisciplinary center at Princeton University. The Center is a nexus of expertise in technology, engineering, public policy, and the social sciences on campus. In keeping with the strong University tradition of service, the Center’s research, teaching, and public programs address digital technologies as they interact with society. Princeton University The people at CITP come from across campus - including Computer Science, Economics, Politics, Engineering, Sociology, and the Woodrow Wilson School. Every year, CITP invites visiting fellows from academia and industry. The Center hosts many public events, including conferences, lectures, luncheons, and DC briefings. It produces both leading research and practical demonstrations of issues at the crossroads of technology and policy. CITP serves students on campus in many ways, including an undergraduate certificate that is offered in cooperation with the Keller Center. Computer Science Department at Princeton University Economics Department at Princeton University Politics Department at Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University CITP is generously supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and is building an endowment as part of the University’s current giving campaign. Sociology Department at Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Keller Center Fellows Each academic year, we issue a call for fellows to apply to spend up to a year at CITP. Fellows are a critical part of the Center’s intellectual life, and participate in many activities throughout the year. The call for applications is issued in Fall of the preceding academic year. Undergraduates There are many opportunities for undergraduates to be involved with CITP. We offer an undergraduate certificate through the Program in Information Technology and Society. We also maintain an Undergraduate Fellows program that helps undergrads interested in technology policy to interact and collaborate. Undergraduates also often collaborate with CITP-affiliated faculty on research, and CITP helps to match undergrads with summer internship and job opportunities in technology policy. You may also want to subscribe to our CITP Undergrads mailing list. If you’re a coder, you may also want to check out the Code@Night events. Graduate Students Through the CITP Graduate Student Fellows program, current Princeton graduate students are involved in many of the activities of the Center for Information Technology Policy. If you are a prospective student, graduate study is most often pursued at the Center after acceptance to one of the degree-granting schools or departments on campus. The most common places from which graduate students affiliate are the Woodrow Wilson School, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Politics, and Sociology. Students must apply for the graduate program, by the annual deadline. Edward W. Felten Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs. Director, Program in Information Technology and Society. Director, Center of Information Technology Policy -- Ed is the Chief Technologist for the Federal Trade Commission; in Spring 2012 he is part-time at Princeton, part-time FTC; and in September 2012 he will return full-time to Princeton. His research interests include computer security and privacy, and public policy issues relating to information technology. Specific topics include software security, Internet security, electronic voting, cybersecurity policy, technology for government transparency, network neutrality and Internet policy. Ed often blogs about technology and policy at Freedom to Tinker. Stephen J. Schultze Associate Director -- Steve’s work at CITP includes internet privacy, computer security, government transparency, and telecommunications policy. Before coming to CITP he was a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, and helped launch the public radio startup PRX.org. He holds degrees from Calvin College and MIT. He blogs at Freedom to Tinker. Laura Cummings-Abdo Center Manager _364bf5ec-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 To address digital technologies as they interact with society. _364bf754-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 Public Events Host public events, including conferences, lectures, luncheons, and DC briefings. _364bf826-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 1 CITP hosts weekly luncheons, a regular invited lecture series, conferences, and other special events. You may wish to subscribe to our calendar feeds or mailing list. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. https://citp.princeton.edu/events/ _364bf8e4-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 b915145e-b5bb-4b12-8130-22c044895ab1 R&D Produce research and practical demonstrations of issues at the crossroads of technology and policy. _364bf9a2-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 2 The Center’s research areas are widespread, but a few of them are summarized below. Electronic Voting Reveal flaws and security vulnerabilities in voting machines and provide technical guidance. _364bfa6a-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 2.1 Elected Officials Courts Governmental Bodies The Center has revealed flaws and security vulnerabilities in widely deployed voting machines, and has provided technical guidance on this topic to elected officials, courts, and other governmental bodies. e06b8e7a-eb1f-4448-a606-9c65e86eba9b Government Transparency Take a leadership role in technology-informed transparency efforts. _364bfb3c-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 2.2 GPO CITP has recently taken a leadership role in technology-informed transparency efforts, including the widely reported RECAP project that increases judicial transparency, and FedThread, a cooperative project with the GPO. 95a02452-72bd-4c04-a0b5-609438522a60 Intellectual Property Research the role of technology and public policy in shaping the global regime of intellectual property rights. _364bfc04-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 2.3 CITP has, from its inception, researched the role of technology and public policy in shaping the global regime of intellectual property rights. It has generated numerous significant research findings, demonstrated flaws in Digital Rights Management regimes, and frequently analyzed policy proposals in the context of technical realities. 01b8a876-1014-40d7-9ba9-0739b4807255 Browser Security Fix cross-site scripting attacks, document failures in the browser PKI model, and engage browser vendors and certificate authorities _364bfce0-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 2.4 Browser Vendors PKI Certificate Authorities Members of the Center have reported and worked to fix new cross-site scripting attacks, as well as documenting failures in the current browser PKI model and engaging with browser vendors and jurisdictionally diverse certificate authorities. 4d753c10-fc14-4d74-b060-b53f9cf4bf50 Automated Document Redaction [Develop] technical approaches to automatic redaction and policy approaches to prevent improper disclosure. _364bfdda-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 2.5 Because transparency and privacy can be at odds when it comes to personal information in public documents, CITP has worked on technical approaches to automatic redaction and policy approaches to prevent improper disclosure. 38e69973-6cef-4cde-be4c-7695d729c934 Digital Technologies & Social Inequality Address inequality in technology use. _364bfeca-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 2.6 This work addresses the ways in which network externalities and social structure interact to produce long-term inequality in technology use. 9137354e-fc0e-4ca0-8c84-a7fa77cbb63c Browser Privacy Develop extensions for web browsers that allow them to more intuitively shape users’ privacy expectations. _364bffce-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 2.7 Recent attention to online privacy has focused on the policies and practices of site operators. This research involves the development of extensions for web browsers that allow them to more intuitively shape users’ privacy expectations. 1995e5c7-335e-46a2-8037-1260bfe53792 Secure Web Collaboration Produce a proof-of-concept protocol for hosted collaboration free of host scrutiny. _364c00d2-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 2.8 Cloud-based document authoring and collaboration services typically suffer from a weaker level of trust relative to client-based solutions. This work is producing a proof-of-concept protocol for hosted collaboration free of host scrutiny. b9c45219-a87e-401e-b093-11307d90b9fc Community-Generated Information & Decision-Making [Support] a sociologically informed approach to collaborative ideation. _364c01cc-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 2.9 Collaborative ideation platforms are increasingly popular in amateur, enterprise, and governmental environments. The All Our Ideas project takes a sociologically informed approach that is proving to be widely popular and effective. 0735499e-c774-497e-ac07-e11359b8c8d7 Student Services Serve students on campus. _364c02d0-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 3 Students at Princeton University Teaching _364c03f2-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 3.1 CITP is involved in teaching on campus in several ways. 71708d94-ed57-4def-821a-7132a655fb8d Undergraduate Certificate [Offer] an Undergraduate Certificate. _364c050a-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 3.1.1 Students at Princeton University Keller Center Students may earn an Undergraduate Certificate through the Program in Information Technology and Society offered jointly by CITP and the Keller Center. Through a combination of courses focused on information technology and society, the program aims to help Princeton students better understand how technology drives social change, how society shapes technology, and how technologies can be used to address grand social challenges. Interested students should read more about the certificate. fb025476-5db0-4b63-8b41-3465a7752c70 Courses Offer undergraduate and graduate courses. _364c0622-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 3.1.2 CITP and its affiliated faculty offer various undergraduate and graduate courses from year-to-year. Several of these appear in the base curriculum for the Program in Information Technology and Society, but other courses are often offered in addition. You may read about past courses. You can also watch our news announcements on the home page or browse the Princeton Course Offerings database for upcoming CITP-related courses. 564b1990-8479-4d3f-96b2-7727c178a9e1 Reading Groups Organize weekly reading groups. _364c074e-0d7d-11e2-817e-850c0bc9daa5 3.1.3 Students at Princeton University Faculty at Princeton University Persons Affiliated with Princeton University CITP also organizes weekly reading groups that are open to students, faculty, and any interested person who is affiliated with Princeton. These focus on current topics in information technology policy, and typically involve reading and discussing new publications. If you are interested in joining, read more about the reading groups. af2e5495-81dc-4d0d-a255-e238e8f38d91 2012-10-03 https://citp.princeton.edu/about/ Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.