EPIC Advisor Latanya Sweeney will lead the new Public Interest Tech Lab at Harvard. The mission of the laboratory is to focus on ways technology can best serve people and society. The lab will offer scholars tools and to help them rethink how technology can be used by for the public good.
Latanya Sweeney is Associate Professor of Computer Science, Technology and Policy in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. She has made a career of weaving technology and policy together. Dr. Sweeney develops algorithms and constructs real-world systems that allow information to be shared with provable guarantees of privacy (legally and scientifically) while remaining practically useful.