Seda Gürses is a post-doctoral fellow at the Media, Culture and Communications Department at NYU Steinhardt and at the Information Law Institute at NYU Law School working together with a group of researchers under the leadership of Helen Nissenbaum. She is also part of the Intel Science and Technology Center on Social Computing. In her research, she studies conceptions of privacy and surveillance in online social networks, requirements engineering, privacy enhancing technologies and identity management systems.
In the past Seda was a researcher at the University of Leuven (formerly known as the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Belgium, on data protection technologies, participative design, requirements engineering, feminist critique of ICTs and online social networks. She worked on various EU projects on Identity Management technologies (e.g., TAS3, GINI), and as the coordinator of the interdisciplinary project Security and Privacy in Social Networks (SPION). She completed her PhD with a thesis on social networks, Multilateral Privacy Requirements Analysis in Online Social Networks.