Alessandro Acquisti is an associate professor at the Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, a soundtrack composer, and a former motorcycle racer. Alessandro’s research investigates the economics of privacy. His studies have spearheaded the application of behavioral economics to the analysis of privacy and information security decision making, and the analysis of privacy and disclosure behavior in online social networks. His studies have been published in journals across several disciplines and have been the recipients of the PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies, the IBM Best Academic Privacy Faculty Award, and multiple Best Paper awards.