Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies

2016

Beginning in 2016, this award will be named The Caspar Bowden PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies. Caspar was instrumental in instituting the award and securing its initial funding.

2015

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 2015 PET Award is:

  • Mihir Bellare, Kenny Paterson, and Phillip Rogaway. "Security of Symmetric Encryption against Mass Surveillance". CRYPTO 2014. [PDF]

The runners up for the 2015 PET Award are:

  • Úlfar Erlingsson, Vasyl Pihur, and Aleksandra Korolova. "RAPPOR: Randomized Aggregatable Privacy-Preserving Ordinal Response". 2014 ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, November 2014. [PDF]
  • Gunes Acar, Marc Juarez, Nick Nikiforakis, Claudia Diaz, Seda Gürses, Frank Piessens, and Bart Preneel. "FPDetective: Dusting the Web for Fingerprinters". 2013 ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, November 2013. [PDF]

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