Media Releases

NSA Surveillance

June 17, 2013

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on government surveillance.

Citizen Lab
Computer network attacks
Cyber espionage
Cyber security
Cyber warfare
Cyberspace governance
Internet censorship and surveillance 

Ron Deibert
St.George Campus
Munk School of Global Affairs
Department of Political Science
Centre for International Studies
Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI)
Office: 416-946-8916 
NOTE: No TV requests 

International relations
National security, terrorism
Southeast Asia
United Nations
United States foreign policy 

Arne Kislenko
Adjunct Professor
St.George Campus
Trinity College
Munk School of Global Affairs
Office: 416-946-8973, 416-979-5000 ext. 6206

International law
Strategic studies, conflict resolution 

Aurel Braun
St.George Campus
Trinity College
Department of Political Science
Office: 416-946-8952, 905-828-3923
Home: 416-787-3702 
Cell: 416 844 5367

Artificial intelligence
Computers and language, including machine translation, natural language processing, search engines and information retrieval
Issues of privacy, digital archives, electronic waste, software safety and computer errors, the ‘digital divide’
Social and societal aspects of computers 

Graeme Hirst
St.George Campus
Department of Computer Science
Office: 416-978-8747
Home: 416-469-4530
Mobile: 416-428-9826 
NOTE: Email only

Quantum computing, information and cryptography 

Hoi-Kwong Lo
St.George Campus
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Department of Physics
Office: 416-946-5525

Identity Theft Hacking, Cracking
Online/cyber security
Risk and threat assessment
International business, contingency planning, WTO, IMF
Mobile Commerce
Tim Richardson
St.George Campus
Department of Management (UTSC)
Office: 416-491-5050 x77534
Cell: 416-677-3467
Home: 705-228-8731

Cyber security
Cyber-physical systems
Multimedia sensor networks
Smart grid 
Deepa Kundur
St.George Campus
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Office: 416-978-2731

Identity documentation and systems
Information infrastructure
Net neutrality
Social implications of new media, internet, information/communications technologies 
Internet Surveillance
Andrew Clement
St.George Campus
Faculty of Information
UK number: 447980429277
NOTE: Currently in Europe (phone number deactivated after June 19)


For more information, please contact:

University of Toronto media relations
Tel: 416-978-0100