May 2013

PhD defense by Jon Ullman (Privacy Tools researcher)

Title: Privacy and the Complexity of Simple Queries
Speaker: Jonathan Ullman (student of Privacy Tools PI Salil Vadhan)
Time: Monday, May 6, 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Place: Cruft 309

Abstract:
As both the scope and scale of data collection increases, an increasingly large amount of sensitive personal information is being analyzed.  We study the feasibility of carrying out that socially beneficial analysis while respecting individual privacy Read more about PhD defense by Jon Ullman (Privacy Tools researcher)

"The Business of Personal Data" (TIP-TIG Discussion)

Technology in Government (TIG) and Topics in Privacy (TIP)
When: 5/6/2013, refreshments served at 2:30pm, discussion 3 to 4pm in room K354, at 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Title: The Business of Personal Data
Discussants: Adam Tanner

Abstract:
Gathering personal information on individual consumers has become the financial lifeblood of the Internet and, increasingly, of many business operations. Read more about "The Business of Personal Data" (TIP-TIG Discussion)

"Fairness Through Awareness": Cynthia Dwork to give Distinguished Lecture at BU

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE ON MAY 1ST: CYNTHIA DWORK

"Fairness Through Awareness"
Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft, SVC
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in the Hariri Institute at 11am
http://www.bu.edu/cs/2013/04/26/distinguished-lecture-on-may-1st-cynthia-dwork/

"Why was I not shown this advertisement? Why was my loan application denied? Why was I rejected from this university?"

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