** Lecture topics and readings are subject to change as the semester evolves. Slides will be uploaded right after class.

Date Topic Reading Note
08/22 Introduction and course overview [Slide]
Topic: Database Privacy
08/24 Data De-anonymization [Slide]
08/29 k-anonymity [Slide]
08/31 l-diversity, t-closeness [Slide]
09/05 No Class Labor day holiday
09/07 Differential privacy [Slide] Tutorial on Differential Privacy
09/12 Private Information Retrieval (PIR) [Slide]
Topic: Online Privacy
09/14 Online tracking: stateful [Slide]
09/19 Online tracking: stateless [Slide]
09/21 Privacy tools for web browsing [Slide]
09/26 Anonymous communication [Slide]
09/28 Tor network [Slide]
10/03 Exam Review In class discussion
10/05 Midterm Exam In class exam Topics covered upto 09/28 (inclusive)
10/10 No Class Fall break
Topic: Machine learning and Privacy
10/12 Privacy Attacks on machine learning models (part 1) [Slide]
10/17 Privacy Attacks on machine learning models (part 2) [Slide]
10/19 Privacy perserving machine learning [Slide]
10/24 Fairness and auditing of automated systems [Slide]
Topic: Legal Aspects of Privacy
10/26 Privacy acts and frameworks [Slide]
10/31 Privacy notices [Slide]
11/02 Privacy policy compliance [Slide]
Topic: Perception of Privacy
11/07 Privacy index and Factors influencing privacy attitude [Slide]
11/09 Modeling users' privacy preferences [Slide]
Topic: Inference Attacks
11/14 Bitcoin and privacy [Slide] Video lecture
11/16 Network-level Inference attacks [Slide]
11/21 Acoustic and Motion sensor based Inference attacks [Slide]
11/23 No Class Thanksgiving holiday
11/28 Final Project Presenation In class discussion
11/30 Final Project Presenation In class discussion
12/05 Final Exam Review [Slide] In class discussion
12/09 Final Exam In Class (12pm to 2:30pm) Excluding Mid-term Exam Content