About the Center


Publication: 2012-10-03



Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Center for Information Technology Policy


CITP is an interdisciplinary center at Princeton University. The Center is a nexus of expertise in technology, engineering, public policy, and the social sciences on campus. In keeping with the strong University tradition of service, the Center’s research, teaching, and public programs address digital technologies as they interact with society.


  • Princeton UniversityThe people at CITP come from across campus - including Computer Science, Economics, Politics, Engineering, Sociology, and the Woodrow Wilson School. Every year, CITP invites visiting fellows from academia and industry. The Center hosts many public events, including conferences, lectures, luncheons, and DC briefings. It produces both leading research and practical demonstrations of issues at the crossroads of technology and policy. CITP serves students on campus in many ways, including an undergraduate certificate that is offered in cooperation with the Keller Center.

  • Computer Science Department at Princeton University

  • Economics Department at Princeton University

  • Politics Department at Princeton University

  • School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton UniversityCITP is generously supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and is building an endowment as part of the University’s current giving campaign.

  • Sociology Department at Princeton University

  • Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

  • Keller Center

  • FellowsEach academic year, we issue a call for fellows to apply to spend up to a year at CITP. Fellows are a critical part of the Center’s intellectual life, and participate in many activities throughout the year. The call for applications is issued in Fall of the preceding academic year.

  • UndergraduatesThere are many opportunities for undergraduates to be involved with CITP. We offer an undergraduate certificate through the Program in Information Technology and Society. We also maintain an Undergraduate Fellows program that helps undergrads interested in technology policy to interact and collaborate. Undergraduates also often collaborate with CITP-affiliated faculty on research, and CITP helps to match undergrads with summer internship and job opportunities in technology policy. You may also want to subscribe to our CITP Undergrads mailing list. If you’re a coder, you may also want to check out the Code@Night events.

  • Graduate StudentsThrough the CITP Graduate Student Fellows program, current Princeton graduate students are involved in many of the activities of the Center for Information Technology Policy. If you are a prospective student, graduate study is most often pursued at the Center after acceptance to one of the degree-granting schools or departments on campus. The most common places from which graduate students affiliate are the Woodrow Wilson School, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Politics, and Sociology. Students must apply for the graduate program, by the annual deadline.

  • Edward W. FeltenProfessor of Computer Science and Public Affairs. Director, Program in Information Technology and Society. Director, Center of Information Technology Policy -- Ed is the Chief Technologist for the Federal Trade Commission; in Spring 2012 he is part-time at Princeton, part-time FTC; and in September 2012 he will return full-time to Princeton. His research interests include computer security and privacy, and public policy issues relating to information technology. Specific topics include software security, Internet security, electronic voting, cybersecurity policy, technology for government transparency, network neutrality and Internet policy. Ed often blogs about technology and policy at Freedom to Tinker.

  • Stephen J. SchultzeAssociate Director -- Steve’s work at CITP includes internet privacy, computer security, government transparency, and telecommunications policy. Before coming to CITP he was a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, and helped launch the public radio startup He holds degrees from Calvin College and MIT. He blogs at Freedom to Tinker.

  • Laura Cummings-AbdoCenter Manager