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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Associate Teaching Professor

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Associate Teaching Professor

Cybersecurity Education; Cybersecurity; Situation Awareness

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David Reese Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

Machine and Deep Learning; Artificial Intelligence; Text Processing and Knowledge Extraction

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Teaching Professor

Cybersecurity; Risk Analysis; Risk Identification

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Assistant Professor

Artificial Intelligence; Multiagent Systems; Algorithmic Fairness

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Assistant Professor

System Security; Software Security

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Assistant Professor

Robotic Vehicle Security; Software Security; Embedded Systems Security

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Associate Teaching Professor

Cybersecurity; Building Secure Software Systems; RFID

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Assistant Professor

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

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Professor

Data Science and Machine Learning; Cybersecurity; 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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Assistant Research Professor

Biomedical Informatics; Data Privacy; Applied Statistics

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Assistant Professor

Machine Learning and AI; Privacy and Security; Replication and Confidence in Science

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Professor of Practice

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Assistant Professor

Software Engineering; System Security; Programming Languages

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Frymoyer Chair in Information Sciences and Technology

Privacy; Access Control; Online Deviance

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Associate Professor

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Assistant Professor

Natural Language Processing; Privacy; Computational Social Science

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Professor

Cybersecurity; Machine Learning; Software Systems

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Assistant Professor

Human Factors; Cybersecurity and Privacy; Human Perception and Action

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Assistant Professor

Responsible Artificial Intelligence; Social Network Analysis; Machine Learning

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Professor

Artificial Intelligence; Cybersecurity; Human-AI Collaboration

Recent News

Center for Socially Responsible AI awards seed funding to 6 projects

January 11, 2023

The Penn State Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence recently announced the results of its third seed funding competition. The center awarded $145,000 to advance six interdisciplinary research projects that feature researchers from eight colleges and institutes.

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Researchers propose methods for automatic detection of doxing

December 9, 2022

A new automated approach to detect doxing — a form of cyberbullying in which certain private or personally identifiable information is publicly shared without an individual's consent or knowledge — may help social media platforms better protect their users, according to researchers from Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology

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On the Bridge — December 2022

November 30, 2022

A compilation of recent news, highlights, and achievements from the College of Information Sciences and Technology community.

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IST’s Anna Squicciarini named cyberspace program director at NSF

October 18, 2022

Anna Squicciarini, Frymoyer Chair in Information Sciences and Technology, has been named a program director in the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace cluster of the National Science Foundation, effective Sept. 26.

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