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.

The 2013 PET Award Committee selected the following paper:

  • Michael Brennan, Sadia Afroz, and Rachel Greenstadt, "Adversarial Stylometry: Circumventing Authorship Recognition to Preserve Privacy and Anonymity". ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC).Volume 15 Issue 3, November 2012, Article No. 12. [PDF]

The Committee also recognized two runners-up:

  • Alan M. Dunn, Michael Z. Lee, Suman Jana, Sangman Kim, Mark Silberstein, Yuanzhong Xu, Vitaly Shmatikov, and Emmett Witchel, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Machine: Protecting Privacy with Ephemeral Channels". 10th USENIX Symposium on Operating System Design and Implementation (OSDI), October 2012. [PDF]
  • Rob Jansen and Nicholas Hopper, "Shadow: Running Tor in a Box for Accurate and Efficient Experimentation". 19th Annual ISOC Network and Distributed System Security Symposium, NDSS 2012. [PDF]