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Privacy Tools Team Member Alex Wood to Present at HHS Symposium 2017

Privacy Tools team member Alex Wood will present “Elements of a New Ethical Framework for Big Data Research” (her joint work with Urs Gasser, Effy Vayena, David O'Brien, and Micah Altman) at the HHS Symposium “Data Privacy in the Digital Age” on October 26, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Privacy Tools Team Members to Present at Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology Conference (CDAC 2017)

Privacy Tools team members Alex Wood and Kobbi Nissim will present at the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology Conference (CDAC 2017) on September 27th, 2017. For more information, please visit https://fcsm.sites.usa.gov/committees/cdac/2017-workshop/

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Collaborator Adam Smith offers Course on Adaptive Data Analysis at Boston University

Privay Tools collaborator Adam Smith will offer a course on adaptive data analysis at Boston University this fall. Auditors from other universities are welcome to attend.

CS 591: Adaptive Data Analysis, Algorithmic Stability and Privacy

Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45pm
           (Lectures start this Wednesday, September 6.)

Location: MCS Building B25, Boston University
            (111 Cummington Mall, Boston)

Description: Adaptive data analysis is the increasingly common
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Postdoc Vishesh Karwa Presents at US Census Seminar Series

On July 25th, 2017, Postdoc Vishesh Karwa presented a seminar on differentially private confidence intervals at the US Census in the Center for Statistical Research and Methodology Seminar Series on Differential Privacy and Statistical Inference. PIs Adam Smith and Salil Vadhan accompanied Karwa and met with many CDAR researchers to discuss both their research as well as the Bureau’s planned use of differential privacy.

Call for Papers for the Third Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Differential Privacy (TPDP '17) Due August 4th, 2017

The Third Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Differential Privacy (TPDP 2017) seeks contributions from different research areas of computer science and statistics. Authors are invited to submit a short abstract (2-4 pages maximum) of their work. Submissions will undergo a lightweight review process and will be judged on originality, relevance, interest and clarity. Submissions should describe novel works or works that have already appeared elsewhere but that can stimulate the discussion between different communities at the workshop. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the...

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Privacy Tools Team at 2017 Dataverse Community Meeting

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...

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