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 2012 award

The 2012 PET Award Committee selected the following paper:

  • Andrew M. White, Austin R. Matthews, Kevin Z. Snow and Fabian Monrose, "Phonotactic Reconstruction of Encrypted VoIP Conversations: Hookt on fon-iks." IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 2011. [PDF]

The Committee also recognized two runners-up:

  • Reza Shokri, George Theodorakopoulos, Jean-Yves Le Boudec, and Jean-Pierre Hubaux. "Quantifying Location Privacy." IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 2011. [PDF]
  • Eric Wustrow, Scott Wolchok, Ian Goldberg, and J. Alex Halderman. "Telex: Anticensorship in the Network Infrastructure." USENIX Security Symposium, 2011. [PDF]