USACM Announces New Leadership

By Renee Dopplick, ACM Director of Public Policy
August 4, 2014

ACM President Alex Wolf has appointed Ed Felten as Chair and Stuart Shapiro and Jeremy Epstein as Co-Vice Chairs of the ACM U.S. Public Policy Council. Alex Wolf thanked Eugene Spafford for his 16 years of dedicated service leading USACM as its Chair.

Ed Felten is the Director of the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University and holds the endowed chair title of Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs, named for one of the co-designers of the TCP/IP protocol. His research interests include privacy, cybersecurity, technology for government transparency, and Internet policy.

Stuart Shapiro is a Principal Information Privacy and Security Engineer and a member of the Privacy Community of Practice at the MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit company performing technical research and consulting primarily for the U.S. government. At MITRE, he has supported a wide range of security and privacy activities involving, among others, critical infrastructure protection, policy frameworks, risk and control assessment, and incident response. In particular, he has led multiple projects in the area of enterprise privacy-enhancing technologies (ePETs) for several government sponsors, focusing in particular on technologies and methodologies for data desensitization (also referred to as anonymization and de-identification).

Jeremy Epstein is Lead Program Officer for the National Science Foundation Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program, NSF’s flagship cybersecurity research program. Jeremy is on loan from SRI International, where his research areas are voting system security and software assurance. He is the Associate Editor in Chief of IEEE Security & Privacy magazine, and founder of the Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security.

The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council is chartered as the focal point for ACM’s interaction with U.S. government organizations, the computing community, and the U.S. public in all matters of U.S. public policy related to information technology.