Joseph A. Calandrino


Federal Trade Commission

Research Director, Office of Technology Research and Investigation

Joseph A. Calandrino, PhD is the Research Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Technology Research and Investigation.  His office conducts technical research related to the FTC's consumer protection mission, examining topics such as consumer fraud, online advertising, financial technologies, and connected devices.  Prior to joining the FTC, he provided technical consulting services, including leading a company’s security and privacy consulting practice and serving as an expert in a variety of legal disputes.
Dr. Calandrino received his doctorate in Computer Science from Princeton University, where his research focused on the privacy and security challenges of emerging technologies--from electronic voting machines to recommender systems.  He holds a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Virginia.



Contributions by Joseph A. Calandrino

  • The Regulators View: Engineering Mitigation Efforts
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy Engineering Section Forum 2018
  • Closing Keynote
    Speaker at Practical Privacy Series 2016
  • Cross-device Tracking
    Speaker at Boston, MA KnowledgeNet: October 15, 2015
  • Beyond Superfish: Privacy and Security Risks in Mobile and Cloud Authentication
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2015