Professor Marco Gruteser Wins National Science Foundation Career Award

Professor Marco Gruteser has received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (NSF CAREER) Award to study techniques to enhance wireless location privacy in client devices such as smartphones.

He will be developing models to estimate location tracking risks in location-based applications and wireless systems. These models complement existing models for transactional database records and can be used to guide system designers or to inform users about their current level of privacy. In addition, the project is expected to provide fundamental insights on physical layer techniques that limit the accuracy with which infrastructure location sensors can locate a transmitting client and techniques that can automatically detect candidate pseudoidentifiers in transmitted messages. He will incorporate these techniques in a privacy guard software component for mobile client devices.

According to the NSF program solicitation, the CAREER Program "offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations."

Congratulations to Dr. Marco Gruteser for winning the prestigious NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award !