Apu Kapadia—Biography

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Apu Kapadia is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Informatics at the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University Bloomington. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in October 2005. For his dissertation research on trustworthy communication, he received a four-year High-Performance Computer Science Fellowship from the Department of Energy. Following his doctorate, he joined Dartmouth College as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Institute for Security Technology Studies (ISTS), and then as a Member of Technical Staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Apu Kapadia is interested in topics related to computer security and privacy. He is particularly interested in accountable anonymity; pervasive, mobile, and wearable computing; human factors; crowdsourcing; and peer-to-peer networks. For his work on accountable anonymity, two of his papers were named as 'Runners-up for PET Award 2009: Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies'. His work on usable privacy controls was given the 'Honorable Mention Award (Runner-up for Best Paper)' at the Conference on Pervasive Computing, 2007.

Apu Kapadia has received five NSF grants, including the NSF CAREER award in 2013, and a Google Research Award in 2014. He was also a recipient of the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award in 2013 and a Distinguished Alumni Educator Award from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. For the period 2015–2016, he is Program Co-Chair of the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the associated journal Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs).


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