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

Sharon Goldberg goldbe at cs.bu.edu
Sun May 18 11:38:23 EDT 2014


*Charles River Workshop on Private Analysis of Social Networks*

 The Charles River Workshop on Private Analysis of Social Networks will
take place on Monday, May 19, from 9 am to 5:30 pm, at the Hariri Institute
at Boston University. There will be talks and a discussion session 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 computer science and statistics interested in various
aspects of privacy and social networks.

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

*8:30am: Breakfast*

* 9:00am – 10:00am*
*Session 1: Introduction*
– Gerome Miklau <http://people.cs.umass.edu/%7Emiklau/> (UMass),
Michael Hay<http://www.colgate.edu/facultysearch/FacultyDirectory/michael-hay>(Colgate),
Kobbi
Nissim <http://www.cs.bgu.ac.il/%7Ekobbi/> (Ben Gurion, Boston University,
Harvard):
“Private Analysis of Network Data”

*10:15am-12:25pm*
*Session 2: Analysis of social networks*
– Eric Kolaczyk <http://math.bu.edu/people/kolaczyk/> (Boston University):
“Statistical Analysis of Network Data: A Brief Overview”
Discussant: Jon Ullman <http://people.seas.harvard.edu/%7Ejullman/>(Harvard)
– Silvio Lattanzi <https://sites.google.com/site/silviolattanzi/> (Google):
“Local Algorithms and Large Scale Graph Mining”
Discussant: Sharon Goldberg <https://www.cs.bu.edu/%7Egoldbe/> (Boston
University)
– Tina Eliasi-Rad <http://eliassi.org/> (Rutgers):
“Structural Features Threaten Privacy across Social Graphs”
Discussant: David Xiao <http://www.cs.princeton.edu/%7Edxiao/> (CNRS /
Harvard)

*12:30pm: Lunch*

*1:45pm-3:55pm*
*Session 3: Differentially private graph statistics*
– Sofya Raskhodnikova <http://www.cse.psu.edu/%7Esofya/> (Penn State,
Boston University, Harvard):
“Survey of techniques for node-differential privacy”
Discussant: Yaron Singer <http://people.seas.harvard.edu/%7Eyaron/>(Harvard)
– Or Sheffet <http://privacytools.seas.harvard.edu/people/or-sheffet>(Harvard):
“Algorithms for releasing edge cuts”
Discussant: TBA
– Ashwin Machanavajjhala <https://www.cs.duke.edu/%7Eashwin/> (Duke):
“Differential privacy in the wild: Challenges and Open Questions”
Discussant: Evimaria Terzi <http://www.cs.bu.edu/%7Eevimaria/> (Boston
University)

*4:00pm: Break*

* 4:30pm-5:30pm*
*Session 4: Discussion and conclusions*
Discussion leads: Salil Vadhan
<http://people.seas.harvard.edu/%7Esalil/>(Harvard), Adam
Smith <http://www.cse.psu.edu/%7Easmith/> (Penn State, Boston University,
Harvard).

Other participants include:
– Ran Canetti (Boston University)
– Leonid Reyzin <https://www.cs.bu.edu/%7Ereyzin/> (Boston University)

The event is sponsored by the Boston University’s Hariri Institute for
Computing <http://www.bu.edu/hic/>, and the BU Center for Reliable
Information Systems and Cyber Security (RISCS) <http://www.bu.edu/riscs/>,
in collaboration with Harvard University’s Privacy
Tools<http://privacytools.seas.harvard.edu/>project.

Organizers:
– Ran Canetti (Boston University)
– Kobbi Nissim <http://www.cs.bgu.ac.il/%7Ekobbi/> (Ben Gurion, Boston
University, Harvard)
– Sofya Raskhodnikova <http://www.cse.psu.edu/%7Esofya/> (Penn State,
Boston University, Harvard)
– Adam Smith <http://www.cse.psu.edu/%7Easmith/> (Penn State, Boston
University, Harvard).



-- 
Sharon Goldberg
Computer Science, Boston University
http://www.cs.bu.edu/~goldbe
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