Northwestern University

Nov
28
Wed 2:00 PM

Professor Lars Kulik, Eshbach Scholar: Safeguarding Location Privacy in Location-Based Services

When: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  

Where: Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center, ITW Auditorium (1.350)
2133 Sheridan Road  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Lana Kiperman   (847) 467-0028

Group: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Description:

The EECS Department welcomes Prof. Lars Kulik, Visiting Eshbach Scholar, from the Department of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Prof. Kulik will speak on Wednesday November 28th in the Ford ITW Auditorium. His talk is titled "Safeguarding Location Privacy in Location-Based Services"

Abstract: Current location-based services offer high position accuracy with real-time position updates. These services have many benefits and enable a range of applications, but they also come at a price: continuous tracking of individual users with high accuracy allows a service provider to collate a comprehensive movement profile for every user, a profile that possibly spans over several years. The threat to location privacy is nowadays exacerbated by the fact that modern smartphone operating systems allow third parties to offer location-based services.

In this talk, we will present work on providing location-based services that preserve a user's location privacy.

Please click the "More Info" link above to read the full abstract and Prof. Kulik's bio.

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