Dr. Alessandro Acquisti

Dr. Alessandro Acquisti is an associate professor at the Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the co-director of CMU Center for Behavioral and Decision Research, http://www.heinz.cmu.edu/~acquisti/. He investigates the economics of privacy. His studies spearheaded the application of behavioral economics to the analysis of privacy and information security decision-making, and the analysis of privacy and disclosure behavior in online social networks. He’s been the recipient of the PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies, the IBM Best Academic Privacy Faculty Award, multiple Best Paper awards, and the Heinz College School of Information's Teaching Excellence Award. He’s testified before the U.S. Senate and House committees. His findings have been featured in national and international media outlets, including the Economist, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, Wired.com, NPR, and CNN.