December 2013

Dec 18: "(Nearly) Optimal Differentially Private Singular Subspace Computation" (Abhradeep Guha Thakurta, Stanford University and Microsoft Research)

Title: (Nearly) Optimal Differentially Private Singular Subspace Computation
Speaker: Abhradeep Guha Thakurta, Stanford University and Microsoft Research
Time: Wednesday, December 18, 10am – 11:30am
Place: MCS137, 111 Cummington St, Boston, MA

Abstract: In this work we study the problem of releasing the principal rank-k right singular subspace for a given matrix A\in R^{m x n} while preserving differential privacy. We study Read more about Dec 18: "(Nearly) Optimal Differentially Private Singular Subspace Computation" (Abhradeep Guha Thakurta, Stanford University and Microsoft Research)

Dec 9: "Biometrics In Beta – India's Identity Experiment" (Malavika Jayaram, Berkman Fellow)

Technology in Government (TIG) and Topics in Privacy (TIP)

12/9/2013 refreshments served at 2:30p, discussion 3 to 4pm in room K354, at 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Title: Biometrics In Beta – India's Identity Experiment

Discussant: Malavika Jayaram, Berkman Fellow

India's identity juggernaut - the Unique Identity (UID) project that has registered around 450 million Read more about Dec 9: "Biometrics In Beta – India's Identity Experiment" (Malavika Jayaram, Berkman Fellow)

Dec 5: Project Fair for "The Politics of Personal Data" and "Data Science to Save the World" courses

Thursday 12/5, 10:00am-12:00pm in the cafeteria area, CGIS Knafel 1st floor

If your schedule permits, come see the course projects of the students in Gov 1430, The Politics of Personal Data, and Gov 2430, Data Science to Save the World. The student projects are individual works crafted by the students at the end of the term. Course efforts included predicting Social Security number issuance dates, automated webcam surveillance, Read more about Dec 5: Project Fair for "The Politics of Personal Data" and "Data Science to Save the World" courses

Dec 4: "System and Conscience: NSA Bulk Surveillance and the Problem of Freedom" (Prof. Yochai Benkler, Harvard Law School & Berkman Center for Internet & Society)

CRCS Lunch Seminar

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Place: Maxwell Dworkin 119

Speaker: Prof. Yochai Benkler, Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, Harvard Law School; Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Title: System and conscience: NSA Bulk Surveillance and the Problem of Read more about Dec 4: "System and Conscience: NSA Bulk Surveillance and the Problem of Freedom" (Prof. Yochai Benkler, Harvard Law School & Berkman Center for Internet & Society)

Dec 2: "Privacy, Personhood, Product, Profit" (Deborah Hurley, EPIC)

Technology in Government (TIG)  and Topics in Privacy (TIP)
12/2/2013 refreshments served at 2:30p, discussion 3 to 4pm in room K354, at 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Title: Privacy, Personhood, Product, Profit
Discussant: Deborah Hurley

Privacy is a human right, with firm grounding in human rights conventions adopted by most countries and implemented in remarkably consistent laws throughout the world.  Yet, Read more about Dec 2: "Privacy, Personhood, Product, Profit" (Deborah Hurley, EPIC)