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Krishna P. Gummadi

Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS)

Krishna Gummadi is a tenured faculty member and head of the Networked Systems research group at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS) in Germany. He received his Ph.D. (2005) and M.S. (2002) degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington. He also holds a B.Tech (2000) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Krishna's research interests are in the measurement, analysis, design, and evaluation of complex Internet-scale systems. His current projects focus on understanding and building social computing systems. Specifically, they tackle the challenges associated with (i) assessing the credibility of information shared by anonymous online crowds, (ii) understanding and controlling privacy risks for users sharing data on online forums, (iii) understanding, predicting and influencing human behaviors on social media sites (e.g., viral information diffusion), and (iv) enhancing fairness and transparency of machine (data-driven) decision making in social computing systems.

Krishna's work on online social networks, Internet access networks, and peer-to-peer systems has led to a number of widely cited papers and award (best) papers at ACM's COSN, ACM/Usenix's SOUPS, AAAI's ICWSM, Usenix's OSDI, ACM's SIGCOMM IMC, and SPIE's MMCN conferences. He has also co-chaired AAAI's ICWSM 2016, IW3C2 WWW 2015, ACM COSN 2014, and ACM IMC 2013 conferences.

Trevor Callaghan

General Counsel, Google DeepMind

Trevor has been one of the world’s leading technology and privacy lawyers for over a decade. He was instrumental in building Google's ongoing privacy compliance programme and helped to create the company’s Transparency Report – the first ever effort by a tech company to disclose government requests for user data, and a model that’s now been adopted by everyone from Facebook and Twitter to Snapchat and Dropbox. Throughout, he’s partnered with some of the world’s leading privacy advocates, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and the Open Rights Group, on whose advisory council he sits.

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