Timothy Libert is a special faculty instructor of the Institute for Software Research, a department in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science. His primary research interests are security, privacy, and internet governance and policy. His teaching and research focuses on privacy-compromising information flows on the web, and he is the author of the open-source software platform webXray. He has published research in The Web Conference (WWW2018), ACM WebSci, The Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, The International Journal of Communication, and The BMJ (British Medical Journal). His work has received international press coverage and he has been interviewed by National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Good Morning America, and other outlets. He was previously a research fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin, the Center for Media, Data, and Society in Budapest, and the New America Foundation in Washington DC.

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2017 Ph.D. in Communication, University of Pennsylvania

2014 M.A. in Communication, University of Pennsylvania

2004 B.A. in Sociology (minor in Computer Science), New York University