Assistant Professors Elena Zheleva and Chris Kanichwere awarded an $800K NSF grant entitled “SaTC: CORE: Medium: Collaborative: Enabling Long-Term Security and Privacy through Retrospective Data Management” that runs from August 1, 2018 until July 31, 2022. Both Zheleva and Kanich share an interest in online data and privacy as their main areas of research.
This is part of an overall $1.22 million collaborative project with Professor Blase Ur in the University of Chicago Computer Science Department.
“SaTC: CORE: Medium: Collaborative: Enabling Long-Term Security and Privacy through Retrospective Data Management”
Chris Kanich, PhD & Elena Zheleva, PhD
Online data storage, everything from past conversations to tax returns to playdate invitations, may be retained at full fidelity for years or decades. Although the data being saved in online archives does not change, the personal and social contexts surrounding them do. Those life changes may necessitate changing or deleting stored data but, unfortunately, the vast quantity of data in users’ online archives makes manual management infeasible. The goal of this project is to develop methods and tools that enable users to manage the data they have accumulated over many years, leveraging user-centered design and machine learning to partially automate the process . . .