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March Luncheon

March Luncheon
. Please Note --> This is a Past Event!! .

Date: 3/6/2014
Time: 11:30 AM TO 1:30 PM

Princeton Marriott Hotel at Forrestal
100 College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08540


Phone:
(609) 924-1776


Event Description:
Speaker: Edward W. Felten, founding director,
Center for Information Technology Policy and Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University

"One of my top predictions for the next few years is the growth of digital currencies like Bitcoin," says Felten. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency payment and digital currency system that uses cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money. The capitalized version of Bitcoin refers to the technology and network; the lowercase version bitcoins refers to the actual currency.

Edward's research interests include computer security and privacy, especially relating to media and consumer products; and technology law and policy. Specific topics include software security, Internet security, electronic voting, cybersecurity policy, technology for government transparency, network neutrality and Internet policy.

H
e was the chief technologist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in 2011-2012, in addition to serving as the director of the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University since 2005. He has been a faculty member at Princeton University since 1993.

Edward was the lead computer science expert witness for the Department of Justice in the Microsoft antitrust case, and he has testified in other important lawsuits. He has testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on digital television technology and regulation, and before the House Administration Committee on electronic voting. In addition to many awards, in 2004, Scientific American magazine named him to its list of 50 worldwide science and technology leaders.

He has published about eighty papers in the research literature, and two books. His research on topics such as web security, copyright and copy protection, and electronic voting has been covered extensively in the popular press.

He is also a blogger at
Freedom to Tinker, research and expert commentary on digital technologies in public life.

Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy is a cross-disciplinary effort studying digital technologies in public life.



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