Lorrie Cranor's Research
For more information about current research projects, see the current
projects list on the CUPS web site. the following is a list
of projects I started prior to coming to CMU in December 2003.
- The Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P)
- I have been working with the World Wide Web Consortium to develop version
1.1 of the Platform for Privacy
Preferences Project (P3P), a standard way for web sites
to express their privacy policies in a computer-readable format.
- Privacy Bird and Privacy Finder
- I designed a P3P web
browser pluggin called Privacy Bird while at AT&T. It
is now being maintained and extended by my students at CMU. We
also deployed a P3P search engine called Privacy Finder.
- I worked with several colleagues at AT&T to conduct an
Analysis of Security Vulnerabilities in the Movie Production and
- Publius is a Web
publishing system that is highly resistant to censorship and provides
publishers with a high degree of anonymity. You can read about Publius in the O'Reilly book Peer-to-peer: Harnessing the
Power of Disruptive Technologies. Publius also
received an award from Index on Censorship
for the Best Circumvention of Censorship
- In 1997 my group at AT&T helped design the technical aspects of an electronic voting system trial
for Costa Rica. The trial was
originally planned for 1 Feb 1998, but was postponed indefinitely at the
request of the government of Costa Rica. Declared-Strategy Voting is a novel
group decision-making procedure in which preference is specified using
voting strategies, thus allowing voters to cast ballots that are both
effective and expressive. This project was the subject of my dissertation.
Sensus is a
security-conscious electronic polling system designed for conducting
secure and private elections and surveys over the Internet. I developed
a Sensus prototype as part of my master's research at Washington
University. You can learn more about my voting-related projects
by visiting my voting page.