Ian Goldberg, a professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science has been awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Strategic Project Grant for his work on rigorous privacy-enabled interactions with online information.
Eleven Waterloo researchers were awarded a total of $5.3 million, to partner with industry on strategic research. Goldberg will partner with Sandvine Inc. in constructing scalable and dependable privacy-enhancing technologies. Privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) allow people to individually control who can gain access to personal information about them, what those with access can do with that information, and with whom those with access can share the information.
“Strategic project grants are an opportunity for industry and university researchers to work together and contribute their unique strengths to research,” says D. George Dixon, vice-president, university research. “These partnerships will generate new technologies and support the industry partners in their growth and development further enhancing the Canadian economy.”