Project Seminar: Privacy, Security and Trust in Emerging Technologies
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Content of the Course
This project seminar consists of three administrative parts: the first one is the exam which covers one third of the final grade and takes place on 10.11.2015 (see Exam section of the project web page of the chair), the second part is producing a report of the project seminar work (one third of the final grade), and the third part is the presentation of results (one third of the final grade). Participation in all parts is required for the successful completion of the project seminar. The work is evaluated on individual basis (not in groups). Registration for the seminar is mandatory. The online registration form is available on the Registration section of the project seminar. The maximum number of students allowed for this project seminar is 12. If the maximum number of students is exceeded, the registration system will offer a waiting list for further potential participants. Once the registration deadline has expired, all course applicants will be notified via email about their final registration status.
Language: The working language of project will be English.
As listed below, this project seminar has three main subtopics.
Topic 1: “Measuring uncertainty”.
One of the challenges that users face when deciding about their privacy limits is the uncertainty they feel. They are uncertain to what degree and what magnitude of audience they should share their information. This uncertainty arises partly due to lack of accumulated contextual knowledge relevant to the kind and amount of information and the audience, and partly due to the fact that users are not supported with pertinent information that can help them for decision at the given context. This project aims at studying the background problem about uncertainty challenges in privacy decision making, and further produce constructs to measure the degree of uncertainty of users in given contexts. Furthermore, students will carry out user studies to methodologically validate the constructs.
Topic 2: “Adoption of biometric authentication systems in online banking”
Biometric technologies are increasingly spreading, and are often considered more reliable than traditional mechanisms like passwords or tokens, especially because they are able to provide non-repudiation. However, despite their potential, there is still a low adoption of biometric authentication systems in highly sensitive environments like electronic banking. The aim of this project is to determine, which factors influence their adoption in online banking. In particular the concepts of trust, privacy, liability, and data protection regulations must be investigated, by creating and evaluating a questionnaire.
*Basic skills in programming are desirable.
Acquisti, Alessandro, Laura Brandimarte, and George Loewenstein. "Privacy and human behavior in the age of information." Science 347.6221 (2015): 509-514.
Jindal, Prateek, Carl A. Gunter, and Dan Roth. "Detecting privacysensitive events in medical text." Proceedings of the 5th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics. ACM, 2014
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Time: 10:00 - 12:00