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NSF Large Award on Pervasive Ethics

At the beginning of this month, a team of researchers including myself and Katie Shilton from UMD were awarded a NSF Large grant to look at ethical issues surrounding the increasing amount of data being generated digitally, as well as the increasing number of tools for collecting and analyzing that data. The full team is:

IMLS Funding for Developing Resources for low-SES Library Patrons

Mega Subramaniam and I have been awarded an IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) National Leadership Grant to evaluate the challenges faced by librarians and their economically disadvantaged patrons when it comes to protecting sensitive information disclosed on public computers. The three-year project involves partnerships with four libraries in the state of Maryland and

NSF Funding for International Research on Mobile Privacy

I was recently awarded a unique NSF EAGER grant in collaboration with the Netherland’s grant funding agency. The call from the NSF wanted social science research by collaborators in the U.S. and Netherlands. Our project explores how mobile users develop mental models around privacy and information sharing when using apps ranging from messaging services to