Norman Sadeh

School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Norman Sadeh is a Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), where is also affiliated with the CyLab Security and Privacy Institute and the Heinz College of Management and Public Policy. He currently leads two of the largest US research projects in privacy, the Usable Privacy Policy Project and the Personalized Privacy Assistant Project.  Norman is  co-founder and co-director of CMU’s Master’s Program in Privacy Engineering, and earlier also co-founded and co-directed the School’s PhD Program in Societal Computing.

In the late nineties, Dr. Sadeh served for two years as chief scientist of the EU’s EUR 550M research initiative in “New Methods of Work and e¬Commerce,” which at the time included all pan¬-European cybersecurity and privacy research.  He is also a successful entrepreneur, having served as founding CEO and, until its acquisition, as chairman and chief scientist of Wombat Security Technologies, a company he ¬co-founded to commercialize anti-¬phishing technologies developed as part of research with several of his colleagues at CMU. Under his leadership, the company grew to become a leading provider of anti¬-phishing and cybersecurity awareness technologies and was eventually acquired for US$225M by Proofpoint (NASDAQ: PFPT).

Dr. Sadeh’s research is often featured in the press, including articles in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Wired Magazine and many other popular media outlets