Call for Nominations

You are invited to submit nominations for the 2024 Caspar Bowden Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies.

The Caspar Bowden PET award is presented annually to researchers who have made an outstanding contribution to the theory, design, implementation, or deployment of privacy enhancing technologies. It is awarded at the annual Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS), and carries a cash prize as well as a physical award monument.

Any paper by any author written in the area of privacy enhancing technologies is eligible for nomination. However, the paper must have appeared in a refereed journal, conference, or workshop with proceedings published in the period from April 1, 2022 until March 31, 2024.

Note that we do not accept nominations for publications in conference proceedings when the dates of the conference fall outside of the nomination window. For example, a IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy ("Oakland") paper made available on IEEE Xplore prior to the March 31 deadline would not be eligible, as the conference happens in May. Please note that PETS is associated with a journal publication, PoPETs, so any PoPETs paper published in an issue appearing before the March 31 deadline is eligible (which typically means only Issue 1 of the current year).

Anyone can nominate a paper by submitting a nomination via

Please include the following:

All nominations must be submitted by May 10, 2024. The award committee will select one or two winners among the nominations received.

The award winner is strongly encouraged to attend PETS 2024 in person to receive the award.

The complete Award rules including eligibility requirements can be found at

Caspar Bowden PET Award Chairs (
Alina Oprea, Northeastern University
Florian Tramèr, ETH Zürich

More information about the Caspar Bowden PET award (including past winners) is available at