International Workshop on Obfuscation:
Science, Technology, and Theory

April 7-8, 2017
New York University

Obfuscation strategies offer creative ways to evade surveillance, protect privacy, and improve security by adding, rather than concealing, data to make it more ambiguous and difficult to exploit. This interdisciplinary workshop convenes researchers, scientists, developers, and artists to discuss a broad range of technical, theoretical, and policy approaches to obfuscation, from tools that anonymize users’ social media data to new methods for writing code itself.



FRIDAY, APRIL 7 // 2:00 - 5:30pm
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 220, NYU Law School

  • Threat Models and Adversaries: Why Obfuscation?
  • Does it Work?: Tests, Evaluation, and Benchmarks

SATURDAY, APRIL 8 // 9:00am-6:00pm
Greenberg Lounge, NYU Law School

  • Obfuscating Identities and Locations
  • Obfuscating Software
  • The Art of Obfuscation
  • Obfuscating Things: Hardware, Devices, and Infrastructure
  • Obfuscation: New Applications and Communities



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Sponsored by:

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International Program and Organizing Committee:

Paul Ashley, Anonyome Labs
Benoît Baudry, INRIA, France
Finn Brunton, New York University
Saumya Debray, University of Arizona
Cynthia Dwork, Harvard University
Rachel Greenstadt, Drexel University
Seda Gürses, Princeton University
Anna Lysyanskaya, Brown University
Helen Nissenbaum, Cornell Tech & New York University
Alexander Pretschner, Technische Universität München
Reza Shokri, Cornell Tech