ECE Colloquium - September 12

Prof. Janne Lindqvist, Rutgers University, WINLAB

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

CoRE Building Lecture Hall


Many location-sharing systems have been developed over the past 20 years, but only recently have these systems started to be adopted by consumers. In this talk, we will discuss our work on understanding users and their use of location-sharing applications, and how people manage their privacy with real applications.

We will also introduce some of our ongoing research using location information to combat distracted driving and talk about crowdsourcing for understanding privacy and creating social connections between people.



Janne Lindqvist is an Assistant Research Professor at WINLAB/ECE, Rutgers University. Prior to Rutgers, Janne was a post-doc with the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Janne received his M.Sc. degree in 2005 and D.Sc. degree in 2009, both in Computer Science and Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.

He works at the intersection of mobile computing, systems security and human-computer interaction. Before joining the academia, Janne co-founded a wireless networks company, Radionet, which was represented in 24 countries before being sold to Florida-based Airspan Networks in 2005.

During his first year at Rutgers, Janne was awarded three NSF awards totaling ca. $1.3 million.