University of California, Berkeley

To support a special semester on the foundations and applications of data privacy research

  • Amount $287,500
  • City Berkeley, CA
  • Investigator Shafi Goldwasser
  • Year 2018
  • Program Economics
  • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance

The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at the University of California, Berkeley regularly devotes a semester to a given research topic, inviting interested researchers to make progress on the selected topic by either visiting regularly or taking up residence. This grant supports a semester at the Simons Institute devoted to advancing the theory and practice of data privacy. Funds will support visitors, events, and projects covering three themes: foundations of data privacy; interactions with other areas, such as statistics and geometry; and socio-technical aspects of data privacy—including modern privacy regulation, practical deployment challenges, and fairness, accountability, and transparency (FAT) issues. Program participants will include 23 senior visitors, 8 postdoctoral fellows, and over 20 graduate students. Expected outputs from this grant include a series of academic papers published by collaborating attendees and a white paper that describes findings and their implications for policy and practice.

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