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Joan Feigenbaum
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Joan Feigenbaum is the Grace Murray Hopper Professor of Computer Science at Yale University. She received a BA in Mathematics from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford. Between finishing her Ph.D. in 1986 and starting at Yale in 2000, she was with AT&T, where she participated very broadly in the company's Information-Sciences research agenda, e.g., by creating a research group in Algorithms and Distributed Data, of which she was the manager in 1998-99. Professor Feigenbaum's research interests include Internet algorithms, computational complexity, security and privacy, and digital copyright. While at Yale, she has been a principal in several high-profile activities, including the DARPA-funded DISSENT project, the NSF-funded PORTIA project, and the ONR-funded SPYCE project. Her current and recent professional activities include service as the Program Chair of the 2013 ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing and membership on the Editorial Board of the ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation and the Steering Committee of the NetEcon Workshop. Professor Feigenbaum is a Fellow of the ACM, a Fellow of the AAAS, a Member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and an invited speaker at the 1998 International Congress of Mathematicians.

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Is Data Hoarding Necessary for Lawful Surveillance?

(27) Comments | Posted April 19, 2014 | 3:31 PM

The NSA's mass surveillance activities, including the collection of billions of U.S. cell phone records every day, have sparked vigorous debate about whether such surveillance is legal, consistent with democratic principles, or effective in catching the terrorists it ostensibly targets. One essential question has received little attention, however:...

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