Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
About the Talk
In the near future, our smart devices will know almost everything about us. These devices offer the opportunity to vastly improve our healthcare, urban planning, safety and more. However, these same devices also pose dramatic new challenges for privacy and for ethics. In this talk, I'll discuss how these smart devices work, what they can learn about us, and what we need to make sure that the benefits of these technologies vastly outweigh the costs.
About the Speaker: Jason Hong is a professor in the Human Computer Interaction Institute, part of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He works in the areas of usability, mobility, privacy, and security, and his research has been featured in the New York Times, MIT Tech Review, CBS, CNN, Slate, the World Economic Forum, and more. Jason is on the editorial board for ACM Transactions on Human Computer Interaction and the Communications of the ACM, and previously IEEE Pervasive Computing. He is an author of the book The Design of Sites, a popular book on web design using web design patterns. Jason is also a co-founder of Wombat Security Technologies, which was acquired by Proofpoint in March 2018 for $225m. Jason received his PhD from Berkeley and his undergraduate degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology. Jason has participated on DARPA's Computer Science Study Panel (CS2P), is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, a Kavli Fellow, a PopTech Science fellow, a New America National Cybersecurity Fellow, and previously held the HCII Career Development fellowship.