Interests: Computer security; network software; technology law and policy.
Member, National Academy of Engineering, 2013; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2011; ACM Fellow, 2007; EFF Pioneer Award, 2005.
Edward W. Felten is the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs and the founding director of Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy. In 2011-12 he served as the first chief technologist for the Federal Trade Commission. His research interests include computer security and privacy, especially relating to media and consumer products; and technology law and policy. He has published about 80 papers in the research literature and two books. His research on topics such as web security, copyright and copy protection, and electronic voting has been covered extensively in the popular press. His weblog, at freedom-to-tinker.com, is widely read for its commentary on technology, law and policy.
Professor Felten is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a fellow of the ACM. He has testified at House and Senate committee hearings on privacy, electronic voting and digital television. In 2004, Scientific American magazine named him to its list of 50 worldwide science and technology leaders.
- “You Might Also Like: Privacy Risks of Collaborative Filtering.” Joseph A. Calandrino, Ann Kilzer, Arvind Narayanan, Edward W. Felten, and Vitaly Shmatikov. Proc. IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, May 2011.
- “Fingerprinting Blank Paper Using Commodity Scanners.” William Clarkson, Tim Weyrich, Adam Finkelstein, Nadia Heninger, J. Alex Halderman, and Edward W. Felten. Proc. IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, May 2009.
- “Government Transparency and the Invisible Hand.” David G. Robinson, Harlan Yu, William P. Zeller, and Edward W. Felten. Yale Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 11, p. 160, 2009.
- “Lest We Remember: Cold Boot Attacks on Encryption Keys.” J. Alex Halderman, Seth Schoen, Nadia Heninger, William Clarkson, William Paul, Joseph A. Calandrino, Ariel Feldman, Jacob Appelbaum, and Edward W. Felten. Proc. 17th USENIX Security Symposium, San Jose, CA, August 2008.
- “Security Analysis of the Diebold AccuVote-TS Voting Machine.” Ariel Feldman, J. Alex Halderman, and Edward W. Felten. Proc. 2007 USENIX/ACCURATE Electronic Voting Technology Workshop, Boston, MA, August 2007.