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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...

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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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PI Kobbi Nissim Co-Organizes Semester-Long Program on "Foundations and Applications of Data Privacy"

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.

The program will bring together...

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Team Members Present at the Simons Institute's Data Privacy Planning Workshop

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. 

The goal of the planning workshop was to refine the scope of a semester-long program on "Foundations and Applications of Data Privacy", which will be held at the Simons Institute in Spring 2019. Participants planned activities that will foster...

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