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Sebastian Zimmeck

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center, 645


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LLM University of California, Berkeley
MS Columbia University
PHD University of Kiel
PHD Columbia University

Sebastian Zimmeck

My research interests are information security and privacy. My main focus is the design and implementation of privacy-enhancing technologies. I am leveraging machine learning techniques as well as static and dynamic program analysis to improve the compliance of mobile and web apps with increasingly complex legal requirements. I am particularly interested in exploring privacy and security in the ad tech and financial domains.

Before coming to Wesleyan I was a postdoctoral associate at Carnegie Mellon University and studied computer science at Columbia University. I also studied privacy and intellectual property law and advised companies in these areas as an attorney with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. I was a Google Research Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and was admitted to practice law in California and Germany (both admissions currently inactive).

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Fall 2019
COMP 114 - 01
How to Talk to Machines

COMP 114 - 02
How to Talk to Machines

Spring 2020
COMP 360 - 01
Topics in Computer Science