The Privacy Tools team participated in the 2017 Dataverse Community Meeting, which took place on June 14th, 15th, and 16th at Harvard University. PI Merce Crosas co-organized the meeting in conjunction with Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Six team members contributed posters pertaining to their research. The meeting included a presentation on Dataverse by PIs Gary King and Merce Crosas, as well as a discussion of TwoRavens by PI James Honaker and team member Vito D'Orazio.
PI Kobbi Nissim is co-organizing a semester-long program at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing. "Foundations and Applications of Data Privacy," which will take place during the 2019 Spring semester, will aim to advance core research on privacy and to foster new collaborations between researchers who work on theoretical aspects of data privacy and those who work in areas of potential applications.
Privacy Tools team members Salil Vadhan, Cynthia Dwork, Kobbi Nissim, Marco Gaboardi, Vishesh Karwa, Jon Ullman, and Alexandra Wood presented at the Data Privacy Planning Workshop at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing on May 22nd - 24th, 2017.
Force11, a community working together in support of the goal of advancing scholarly communication, has published a solicitation for a system to create decision trees for dataset-related questions, such as "can I make my data open?." Team members Merce Crosas and Michael Bar-Sinai submitted the winning proposal, based on the DataTags/PolicyModels toolset. Their plan is a program that will improve the tools for creating and editing questionnaires and generate a basic user community. The next Force11 conference will include a session where Read more about Proposal by Team Members Merce Crosas and Michael Bar-Sinai Wins Contest, is Published by Force11
On February 22nd, Graduate Student Michael Bar-Sinai presented at European Social Policy Analysis network (ESPAnet) Israel 2017, the Israeli branch of the ESPAnet conference. The 2017 conference was called "Who Cares?" and focused on caring and compassion in welfare states during the neoliberal age. Bar-Sinai presented a poster (co-authored with Rotem Medzini of Stanford Law School) modeling welfare benefit policies using the DataTags toolset, and demonstrated it on the unemployment benefits chapter of the Israeli law.
On January 9-11, PI Salil Vadhan, PI Kobbi Nissim, and Senior Researcher Marco Gaboardi Presented at the Third Biennial Secure and Trustworthy CyberSpace Principal Investigators' Meeting (SaTC PI Meeting '17) in Arlington Virginia.
The NSF SaTC PI Meeting is a biennial forum of the SaTC research community where leading experts from academia, industry, and Federal agencies come together to discuss game changing challenges resulting from the global adoption of cyberspace by:
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society is now accepting applications for its 2017 Summer Internship Program! The application deadline for all students for summer 2017 is Monday, February 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET
The Berkman Klein Center is looking to engage a diverse group of students who are interested in studying -- and changing the world through -- the Internet and new technologies; who are driven, funny, and kind; and who would like to join an amazing community in Cambridge this summer for 10 weeks of shared research and exchange.