Privacy and Security

Our research in privacy and security takes an interdisciplinary approach to detecting and removing threats of cyberattacks, enhancing predictability and trust, and understanding online privacy and information manipulation. Our research methodology is rooted in several disciplines, including computer science, applied mathematics, cognitive science, control theory, economics, social sciences, and public policy. Specifically, we conduct research to understand issues and seize opportunities in systems and software security, usability considerations in privacy and security, economics of information security, and data-driven security, among many others.

Research-Active Faculty
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Assistant Professor

Machine Learning; Adversarial Machine Learning; Security and Privacy in Machine Learning

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Assistant Professor

Machine Learning; Trustworthy Machine Learning

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Associate Teaching Professor

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Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Master's Programs

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Associate Teaching Professor

Cybersecurity Education; Cybersecurity; Situation Awareness

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Teaching Professor and Assistant Director of Master's Programs

Cybersecurity; Risk Analysis; Risk Identification

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Associate Professor

Artificial Intelligence; Multiagent Systems; Algorithmic Fairness

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Assistant Professor

System Security; Software Security

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Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor

Software Security; Robotic Vehicle Security; Embedded Systems Security

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Associate Teaching Professor

Cybersecurity; Data Science (FinTech); Building Secure Software Systems

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Assistant Professor

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Cyber-Physical Systems and Smart & Connected Communities; Cybersecurity

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Professor, Acting Interim Associate Dean for Research, and Director of Doctoral Programs

Cybersecurity; Data Science and Machine Learning; Social Computing

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Raymond G. Tronzo, MD Professor of Cybersecurity

Computer Security; Building Secure Software Systems; Secure Internet of Things

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Teaching Professor

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Transaction Security

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Assistant Professor

Machine Learning and AI; Privacy and Security; Science of Science

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Frymoyer Chair in Information Sciences and Technology

Privacy; Access Control; Online Deviance

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Assistant Professor

Natural Language Processing; Privacy; Computational Social Science

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Dewey Walker Professor in IST

Cybersecurity; Machine Learning; Software Systems

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Associate Professor

Human Factors; Cybersecurity and Privacy; Human Perception and Action

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Associate Professor

Responsible Artificial Intelligence; Social Network Analysis; Machine Learning

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Artificial Intelligence; Cybersecurity; Machine Learning, Deep Representation Learning

Recent News

Peng Liu reappointed to cybersecurity professorship

Peng Liu has been reappointed as Raymond G. Tronzo, MD Professor of Cybersecurity in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. The professorship — named for late Penn State alumnus Raymond G.


Nick Giacobe leading global education effort with Kazakhstan

In collaboration with Penn State Global, Nick Giacobe, associate teaching professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), will travel to Kazakhstan to meet with cybersecurity students, faculty, researchers and leadership. 


Lee Giles, Jack Carroll among best computer scientists

Lee Giles, David Reese Professor of Information Sciences and Technology, and Jack Carroll, distinguished professor, were included in the 2023 Ranking of Best Scientis


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