CPI Talks - A Public Outreach Lecture Series

CPI is pleased to announce a new public outreach lecture series titled CPI Talks. CPI Talks will feature well-known experts speaking on cybersecurity and privacy topics that concern the general public as a whole. The talks are intended for people from all walks of life, and thus will be designed so that they are accessible to members of the general public without any pre-requisite background or knowledge in cybersecurity and privacy. In our increasingly digital world, cybersecurity and privacy concerns affect everyone. Everyone is therefore welcome to attend CPI Talks. We welcome high school students and new undergraduate students. We hope the talks will inspire some of these students to pursue careers in cybersecurity and privacy.

Cybersecurity and privacy span multiple different disciplines including information technology, engineering, social sciences, and the law. We plan to feature speakers from a variety of disciplines. We hope that people who are already working in cybersecurity and privacy will also benefit from these talks allowing them to better understand and appreciate the interdisciplinary considerations involved in cybersecurity and privacy challenges.

You can find recordings of past CPI Talks on our YouTube channel. The recordings include timestamps and captions

Upcoming Events


Past Events

 Thu. Oct. 26th from 10am - 12:00pm EST

Title: Formal Behavioral Specification Languages and Methods for Motion Planning and Control of Autonomous Systems

yash vardhan pant

Yash Vardhan Pant - Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo


Wed. Sep 13th from 10am - 11:30am EST

Title: Evolution, not Revolution: AI, Blockchain, and all the Buzzwords in Building the Regulated Web3 World

Gabriel Chan

Gabriel Chanof theHong Kong Blockchain Society (HKBCS)

Monday, December 5, from 12pm - 1:30pm EST

Title: Subversion – From Spies to Hackers

Lennart Maschmeyer

Lennart Maschmeyer - Center for Security Studies

Wednesday, June 8

Title: Digital Disinformation and Democracy

6:30 pm to 8pm

Bessma Momani

CPI & Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo

Shelly Ghai Bajaj

Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo

Crypto for the People (Wednesday, April 13 at 6:30 pm)

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Seny Kamara

Brown University

Are We Ready For the Quantum Era? (Monday, February 28 at 6:30 pm)

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Michele Mosca

CPI, University of Waterloo

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Sara Zafar Jafarzadeh

CPI, University of Waterloo

Data Breaches and Multiple Points to Stop Them (Wednesday, December 1 at 6:00 pm)

Daphne Yao  

Virginia Tech

Privacy Research that Matters (Thursday, October 21 at 6:00 pm)

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Ian Goldberg

CPI, University of Waterloo

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Jen Whitson

CPI, University of Waterloo