RTG Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users
The Doctoral College “Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users” is a highly interdisciplinary collaboration between Computer Science and the fields of Law, Sociology, Information Systems (in Economics), and Usability (in Psychology) funded as Research Training Group by the German National Science Foundation (DFG). We aim at improving the position of mobile users—think of Smartphone users—vis-a-vis Internet-based services, social networks, and sensor-augmented environments (summarized as 'networks').
In the mobile users' experience, these networks and the players therein are becoming increasingly opaque while the users themselves are becoming increasingly transparent. In a multi-disciplinary effort, our Doctoral College counters these “paired trends”—transparent users and opaque networks—with the “paired goals” privacy & trust: privacy is considered as the main instrument for limiting user transparency, while assessing the expected trustworthiness of players in the network is considered as the main instrument for countering the opaqueness of the network players.
The research activities of our RTG are briefly described in our recent flyer:
Get to know the members of our Research Training Group and their areas of expertise.
The RTG Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users maintains mutually beneficial relationships with several corporate partners.
News and Activities
Aidmar Wainakh presenting his Paper Efficient Privacy-Preserving Recommendations based on Social Graphs at the ACM Conference Series on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2019)
RTG member Markus Uhlmann successfully completed his Ph.D.
Markus Uhlmann successfully completed his disputation for his thesis titled “Herausforderungen, Kriterien und Alternativen soziotechnischer Datenschutzgestaltung – Überlegungen zur Gestaltung einer Vertrauensinfrastruktur für einen netzgerechten Datenschutz” on August, 26th. He is, therefore, the 6th full-time student of the RTG to complete his Ph.D. within the ambitious 3-year timeframe. Congratulations.
This year's lecture series “Female Scientists for Female Students” started with lecture by Ass.-Prof. Dr. Oksana Kulyk. go