<div dir="ltr"><div>FYI.</div><div><br></div><div class="gmail_quote">---------- Forwarded message ----------<br>From: <b class="gmail_sendername">Salil Vadhan</b> <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:salil@seas.harvard.edu">salil@seas.harvard.edu</a>&gt;</span><br>Date: Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 1:54 PM<br>Subject: Call for Interns<br>To: <br><br><br><div dir="ltr"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Dear Colleagues,  <br></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><br><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;font-size:11pt"></span></span></p>








<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The multidisciplinary research
project, <a href="http://Privacytools.seas.harvard.edu" target="_blank">Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data</a>, is looking
for interns to join us at Harvard this summer:
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</span></span></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Undergraduates</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> should apply to our REU program at <a href="http://www.seas.harvard.edu/k-12-community-programs/reu" target="_blank">http://www.seas.harvard.edu/k-12-community-programs/reu</a></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">by <b><span><span>February 28</span></span>.</b></span></span></p>
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</span></span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Harvard undergraduates should also consider applying for
<a href="http://www.priselink.harvard.edu/" target="_blank">PRISE</a> (deadline
<b><span><span>February 17</span></span></b>) or other <a href="http://uraf.harvard.edu/" target="_blank">sources of funding</a> from the College.</span></p>
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</span></span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Others
</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">(such as potential <b>law interns, graduate students, postdocs,
</b>and<b> visiting scholars</b> interested in short or long-term opportunities) 
should email a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to <a href="mailto:privacytools-info@seas.harvard.edu" target="_blank">
privacytools-info@seas.harvard.edu</a> <b>as soon as possible</b>.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">We would appreciate it if you would extend the call to your extended network,
particularly those at other institutions.  </span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><span><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"></span></p>
</span></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Call for 
Summer Interns<br><br></span></b></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><span>
</span></span><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Spend Summer 2015 at
<b>Harvard</b> performing cutting-edge research 
on data privacy.<b> The Privacy Tools Project</b> (<a href="http://privacytools.seas.harvard.edu/" target="_blank">http://privacytools.seas.harvard.edu/</a>)
 is looking for summer students in <b>Computer Science, Statistics, Government,
</b><b>Mathematics, </b> <b>Law, </b>and <b>Social 
Sciences with Quantitative Experience</b>, particularly those with an interest in learning about or working on<b> Data Privacy.</b></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><span>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">We
 are working on ways for scientists to share research data for producing
 replicable, open science, without compromising
 the privacy of the individual research subjects whose data is used.  
Students last summer wrote or contributed to publishable research papers
 in this fast-moving field, and we expect the same this year.  The work 
across the different projects includes elements
 such as:</span></span></p>
<p>
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</span></span></span><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Theory:</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> proving mathematical theorems about what is achievable in the framework of “differential
 privacy,” which is a very active area of research in theoretical computer science and other fields,</span></span></p>
<p>
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</span></span></span><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Experimental algorithms:</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> implementing, optimizing, and testing algorithms that perform useful
 data analysis tasks and satisfy “differential privacy” or other privacy metrics,</span></span></p>
<p>
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</span></span></span></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Empirical research:</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> surveying social science datasets and analysis methods to determine the fit
 with different privacy technologies,</span></span></p>
<p>
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</span></span></span><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Software development:</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> including for statistics, user interfaces, and data visualization.</span></span></p>
</span></span><p style="background:white">
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</span></span></span><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Programming languages and computer security:</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> design and implement programming language tools to
 ensure differential privacy and combine it with other computer security models.</span></p>
<p style="background:white">
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</span></span></span><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Law:</span></b><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"> develop legal instruments and policy recommendations that complement new privacy-preserving technologies.</span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><span>
<p>
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</span></span></span><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Interdisciplinary interaction:</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> collaborating with computer scientists, social scientists, lawyers,
 and statisticians. </span></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">
</span><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Useful background includes any of the following:</span></span></p>
<p>
<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span>·<span style="font:7pt/normal &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        </span></span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Theoretical computer science, especially algorithms</span></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">
</span><p>
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</span></span></span></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Data science, e.g. statistics and/or machine learning</span></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">
</span><p>
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</span></span></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Programming (in R, Java, Scala, Python, Javascript, or D3)
</span></span></p>
<p>
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</span></span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Quantitative analysis of social science data,  especially regression (&quot;least squares&quot;, or OLS)</span></span></p><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">
</span><p>
<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span>·<span style="font:7pt/normal &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">User interfaces and user experience testing</span></span></p>
</span></span><p>
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</span></span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Programming language design and implementation</span></p>

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</span></span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Law, especially privacy law</span></span></div>
</div><br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br><div class="gmail_signature">Sharon Goldberg<br>Computer Science, Boston University<br><a href="http://www.cs.bu.edu/~goldbe" target="_blank">http://www.cs.bu.edu/~goldbe</a></div>
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