Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies

The PET Award carries a USD 3000 prize, 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.

Press Release on 2011 award

The 2011 PET Award Committee selected the following two papers:

  • R. Wang, Y. Li, X. Wang, H. Tang, X. Zhou. "Learning your identity and disease from research papers: information leaks in genome wide association study," ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, 2009, pp. 534-544. [PDF]
  • A. Korolova. "Privacy Violations Using Microtargeted Ads: A Case Study," IEEE International Workshop on Privacy Aspects of Data Mining (PADM 2010). [PDF]

The Committee also recognized two runners-up:

  • S. Chen, R. Wang, X. Wang, K. Zhang. "Side-Channel Leaks in Web Applications: a Reality Today, a Challenge Tomorrow," IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, IEEE Computer Society, May 2010. [PDF]
  • P. Eckersley. "How Unique is Your Web Browser?" Privacy Enhancing Technologies, 10th International Symposium, PETS 2010. [PDF]