Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies

The PET award carries a USD 3000 prize (sometimes split among two papers), thanks to the generous support of MicrosoftThe PET Advisory Board is grateful to Microsoft for encouraging privacy research through this prize. The prize also comes with a shiny statue like the one in the picture on the right, thanks to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.

The 2009 PET Award has been awarded to the following two papers for their contributions to the development of differential privacy:
  • Cynthia Dwork. An Ad Omnia Approach to Defining and Achieving Private Data Analysis. ACM SIGKDD International Workshop on Privacy, Security, and Trust in KDD (PinKDD 2007). [PDF]
  • Frank McSherry and Kunal Talwar. Mechanism Design via Differential Privacy. IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS 2007). [PDF]
The runners-up are the following papers by Tsang, Au, Kapadia, and Smith for their work on revocable anonymity:
  • Patrick Tsang, Man Ho Au, Apu Kapadia, and Sean Smith. Blacklistable anonymous credentials: blocking misbehaving users without TTPs. ACM Conference on Computer and Communication Security (CCS 2007). [PDF]
  • Patrick Tsang, Man Ho Au, Apu Kapadia, and Sean Smith. PEREA: Towards Practical TTP-Free Revocation in Anonymous Authentication. ACM Conference on Computer and Communication Security (CCS 2008). [PDF]