Jason Hong

Dr. Jason Hong is a professor at the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is part of the Human Computer Interaction Institute. Given his expertise in digital misinformation, election security, and the behavioral relationship between humans and computers, he can speak to the science behind detecting false information online, the incentives for creating “fake news,” and the challenges this presents to a fair election.

More broadly, he also is an expert in data collection, digital privacy, and cybersecurity. These concerns have only become more relevant as more people work remotely and the influence of social media has grown. His research has been featured in the New York Times, MIT Tech Review, CNN, Slate and elsewhere. He is also a co-founder of Wombat Security Technologies, which was acquired by Proofpoint in March 2018 for $225m.

Hong has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley and received dual undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Discrete Mathematics from Georgia Institute of Technology.

A trivia fanatic, Hong is a former national Quiz Bowl champion and once served as a lifeline on “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?”

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Expertise Field: Human computer interaction, data collection, cybersecurity, privacy, election security, digital misinformation

Contact information:

Email: jasonh@cs.cmu.edu 

Twitter: @jas0nh0ng

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Alvaro Bedoya

Alvaro Bedoya is the founding Executive Director of Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy & Technology. He is an expert on digital privacy issues. His most recent research focuses on how commercial data collection and government surveillance affects people of color and immigrants.

Prior to joining the Center, Alvaro served as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, and to then-chairman, Sen. Al Franken. In this capacity, he was the staff negotiator for significant portions of both the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 and the USA FREEDOM Act, a bipartisan surveillance reform bill.

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Executive Director, Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology

Areas of Expertise: Legislation, National Security, Military, War and Peace, Privacy

Location: Washington, DC

Contact Information:
Email: amb420@georgetown.edu
Phone: (203) 464-7500
Twitter: @alvarombedoya

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Arun Sundararajan

Arun Sundararajan serves as Professor and the Robert L. and Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is also an affiliated faculty member at NYU’s Center for Urban Science+Progress, and at NYU’s Center for Data Science.

Sundararajan’s research program studies how digital technologies transform business and society. His current research focuses on crowd-based capitalism, which he believes will evolve into a dominant model of organizing economic activity in the 21st century, altering how we consume, what it means to have a job, the nature of regulation, and the basis for trust in society. Sundararajan has provided expert input about the digital economy as part of Congressional testimony and to a variety of city, state and federal government agencies. His op-eds and expert commentary have appeared in print publications like the New Yorker, the New York Times and Harvard Business Review, as well as a variety of radio shows and TV programs.

Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences at New York University

Areas of Expertise: All Things Digital, The Sharing Economy, The Future Of Work, Tech In Emerging Markets, and Online Privacy

Location: New York, NY

Contact Information:

Email: digitalarun@nyu.edu
Twitter: @digitalarun

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Khaliah Barnes

Khaliah Barnes is associate director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and director of the EPIC Student Privacy Project. EPIC works to protect privacy, freedom of expression, democratic values, and to promote the public voice in decisions concerning the future of the Internet.

Barnes works on a host of privacy issues and has submitted comments in over forty federal agency rulemakings and similar agency proceedings concerning the Privacy Act, the U.S. – EU Safe Harbor Framework, information security, air traveler rights, student privacy, consumer rights, automotive privacy, drones and domestic surveillance, medical privacy, and the Freedom of Information Act. As Director of the EPIC Student Privacy Project, Barnes created the Student Privacy Bill of Rights, defending student privacy rights before federal regulatory agencies and federal court.

A frequent commentator on student data collection, Barnes has provided expert commentary to CBS This Morning, the New York Times and the Washington Post, among other outlets. She is also a lawyer, and will teach “Information Privacy Law” at Georgetown Law in 2016.

Khaliah Barnes
Associate Director of EPIC and Director of the EPIC Student Privacy Project

Areas of Expertise: Student Privacy, Consumer Privacy, Car Privacy, Drones and Domestic Surveillance, Government Databases, Privacy Act

Location: Washington, DC

Contact Information:
Email: barnes@epic.org
Phone: (202) 483-1140 ext. 107

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Rey Junco

Rey Junco (HOON-koh) is a faculty associate at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. He researches how youth interact with social media and technology and how this affects development, engagement, and learning.

Junco’s most recent studies include “Comparing actual and self-reported measures of Facebook use” and “In-class multitasking and academic performance.” He has been on Tell Me More discussing kids’ online privacy and teenagers who post racist tweets.

Junco holds a doctorate in counselor education and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Penn State University. He blogs at Social Media in Higher Education.

Associate Professor of Library Science in the Purdue University Libraries, Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University

Areas of Expertise: Social Media, Youth and Media, Higher Education, Clinical Psychology, Library Sciences

Location: West Lafayette, IN


Contact Info:

Phone: (814) 441-0339

Email:rjunco@cyber.law.harvard.edu

Twitter: @reyjunco

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