Danny Y. Huang is broadly interested in the security and privacy of consumer-facing technologies, such as Internet-of-Things, and how these technologies are impacting the lives of vulnerable or under-resourced communities. Before joining NYU, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University. He obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego, where he wrote a dissertation on using cryptocurrencies to study cyber-criminal activities. He graduated from Williams College (Massachusetts) with a BA in Computer Science.
Smart technologies, such as cameras, may make cities smarter, but they might impose surveillance on urban residents, some of whom may be unaware of urban surveillance and/or feel powerless. As a part of Dr. Huang’s research at CUSP, he studies the awareness, attitudes, and actions of users and non-users of such smart technologies — many of whom may not have the technical expertise or could be a part of vulnerable communities.