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 winner of the 2014 PET Award is:

  • Suman Jana, Arvind Narayanan, Vitaly Shmatikov. "A Scanner Darkly: Protecting User Privacy from Perceptual Applications". 34th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, May 2013.

The runners up for the 2014 PET Award are:

  • Kevin Dyer, Scott Coull, Thomas Ristenpart, Thomas Shrimpton. "Protocol Misidentification Made Easy with Format-Transforming Encryption". 2013 ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, November 2013.
  • Ian Miers, Christina Garman, Matthew Green, Aviel D. Rubin. "Zerocoin: Anonymous Distributed E-Cash from Bitcoin". 34th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, May 2013.

For the list of past winners and runners-up, please visit the Winners page.