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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 privacy tech, information security, and intellectual property. My main focus is the design and implementation of privacy tech in mobile and web apps. I am leading the privacy-tech-lab at Wesleyan. Together with my students, I am developing software solutions --- often based on machine learning and program analysis techniques --- to improve the compliance of apps with increasingly complex legal requirements. I am particularly interested in the ad tech and fintech domains.

Before coming to Wesleyan I was a postdoc at Carnegie Mellon's Institute for Software Research. I studied computer science at Columbia University (PhD, MS) and was a Google Research Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. I have industry experience advising tech companies in privacy and intellectual property matters as an attorney with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (California and German bar admissions currently inactive). I studied privacy and intellectual property law at the University of Kiel (PhD, JD) and the University of California, Berkeley (LLM).

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Wednesdays, 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm, Exley 638, and Fridays, 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm, Exley 109


Spring 2021
COMP 333 - 01
Software Engineering