The National Privacy Research Strategy, released by NITRD and NSTC in July 2016, drew a number of ideas from and cited the Computing Community Consortium whitepaper "Towards a National a Privacy Research Strategy," whose writing was co-chaired by PI Vadhan in Spring 2016.
After the Dataverse Community Meeting, a workshop focused on tools helping open repositories currently addressing sensitive or private data will be held at Harvard Medical School. This workshop is a collaboration between the Dataverse team and the Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data group.
Senior Researcher David O’Brien presented on US approaches to privacy in open genetic and genomic databases at the Genetic Data in Public Research Databases conference, organized by European COST Action IS1303 CHIP ME and EURAC Research in Bolzano, Italy, April 27-28, 2016.
PI Steve Chong, former visiting scholar and collaborator Marco Gaboardi, and graduate student Aaron Bembenek have research AbcDatalog. AbcDatalog is an open-source Datalog engine implemented in Java. It provides ready-to-use implementations of common Datalog evaluation algorithms, including efficient multi-threaded versions of bottom-up and magic set transformation techniques.
Visiting scholar Marco Gaboardi, undergraduate summer intern Hyun woo Lim, graduate summer intern Ryan Rogers, and PI Salil Vadhan publish "Differentially Private Chi-Squared Hypothesis Testing: Goodness of Fit and Independence Testing," This paper is a result of their research in summer 2015.