[Busec] May 19: Charles River Workshop on Private Analysis of Social Networks

Sharon Goldberg goldbe at cs.bu.edu
Tue May 13 08:02:34 EDT 2014

**** Apologizes for the typos in the last message!****
****  The workshop really is on May 19 ****

Charles River Workshop on Private Analysis of Social Networks

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The Charles River Workshop on Private Analysis of Social Networks will take
place on Monday, May 19, at the Hariri Institute at Boston University.
There will be talks and discussion sessions covering different aspects of
the challenge of performing and releasing analyses of graph data while
protecting personal information. The workshop is intended for researchers
in the computational and statistical sciences interested in various aspects
of privacy and the analysis of social networks.

Date: Monday, May 19, 2014
Time: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Place: The Hariri Institute for Computing
Boston University
111 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA

The talks are open to the public, and no registration is necessary for



8:30am Breakfast

9:00am - 10:00am
Session 1: Introduction
-- Gerome Miklau (U. Mass), Michael Hay (Colgate), Kobbi Nissim
    “Private Analysis of Network Data”

Session 2: Analysis of social networks
-- Eric Kolaczyk (BU):
    “Statistical Analysis of Network Data: A Brief Overview”
    Discussant: Jon Ullman (Harvard)
-- Silvio Lattanzi (Google):
    “Local Algorithms and Large Scale Graph Mining”
    Discussant: Sharon Goldberg (BU)
-- Tina Eliassi-Rad (Rutgers):
    “Structural Features Threaten Privacy across Social Graphs”
    Discussant: David Xiao (CNRS / Harvard)


Session 3: Differentially private graph statistics
-- Sofya Raskhodnikova (Penn State/BU/ Harvard):
    “Survey of techniques for node-differential privacy”
    Discussant: Yaron Singer (Harvard)
-- Or Sheffet (Harvard):
    “Algorithms for releasing edge cuts”
    Discussant: TBA
-- Ashwin Machanavajjhala (Duke):
    “Differential privacy in the wild: Challenges and Open Questions”
    Discussant: Evimaria Terzi (BU)


Session 4: Discussion and conclusions
Discussion leads: Salil Vadhan (Harvard), Adam Smith (Penn

The event is organized by the Boston University's Hariri Center for
Computation and Computational Science and Engineering and the BU Center for
Reliable Information Systems and Cyber Security (RISCS), in collaboration
with Harvard University's Privacy Tools project.

The organizers,

Ran Canetti
Kobbi Nissim
Sofya Rashkhodnikova
Adam Smith

Sharon Goldberg
Computer Science, Boston University
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