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An academic lecture by Professor Alfred Kobsa

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Privacy-Enhanced Personalization
Alfred Kobsa                  
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
University of California, Irvine, U.S.A.
Personalized interaction with computer systems can be at odds with privacy since it necessitates the collection of considerable amounts of personal data. Numerous consumer surveys revealed that computer users are very concerned about their privacy online. The collection of personal data is also subject to legal regulations in many countries and states. This talk presents work in the area of Privacy-Enhanced Personalization that aims at reconciling personalization with privacy through suitable human-computer interaction strategies and privacy-enhancing technologies.
Alfred Kobsa is a Professor in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences of the University of California, Irvine. Before he was a Director of the Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT) at the German National Research Center for Information Technology (GMD), and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Essen, Germany. Dr Kobsa's research lies in the areas of user modeling and personalized systems, privacy, and information visualization. He is the editor of User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: The Journal of Personalization Research, and editorial board member of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science and of three scientific journals. He edited several books and authored numerous publications in the areas of user-adaptive systems, human-computer interaction and knowledge representation. He also co-founded the User Modeling conference series and a German national workshop series on user modeling. He received research awards from the Humboldt Foundation, Google, and several other organizations. 
Time: 10:00-11:45.am on July 29th,2010
Place: Auditorium 406 of Feiyun Hall