Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies

The PET award carries a EUR 3000 prize (sometimes split among two papers), thanks to the generous support of MicrosoftThe PET Advisory Board is grateful to Microsoft for encouraging privacy research through this prize. The prize also comes with a shiny statue like the one in the picture on the right, thanks to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.

The 2008 Winner is:
Arvind Narayanan and Vitaly Shmatikov. Robust De-anonymization of Large Sparse Datasets. Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P 2008). [PDF]

The 2008 runners-up:

  • Steven J. Murdoch and Piotr Zielinski. Sampled Traffic Analysis by Internet-Exchange-Level Adversaries. Proceedings of the 2007 Privacy Enhancing Technologies Workshop (PET 2007).
  • Mira Belenkiy, Melissa Chase, C. Chris Erway, John Jannotti, Alptekin Küpçü, Anna Lysyanskaya, and Eric Rachlin. Making P2P Accountable without Losing Privacy. Proceedings of the 2007 ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES 2007).