Charles River Workshop on Private Analysis of Social Networks

All Day
on Monday, May 19, 2014
Location:
Hariri Institute
The Charles River Workshop on Private Analysis of Social Networks will take place on Monday, May 19, from 9 am to 5 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 (UMass), Michael Hay (Colgate), Kobbi Nissim (Ben Gurion, Boston University, Harvard): “Private Analysis of Network Data” 10:15am-12:25pm Session 2: Analysis of social networks – Eric Kolaczyk (Boston University): “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 (Boston University) – Tina Eliasi-Rad (Rutgers): “Structural Features Threaten Privacy across Social Graphs” Discussant: David Xiao (CNRS / Harvard) 12:30pm: Lunch 1:45pm-3:55pm Session 3: Differentially private graph statistics – Sofya Raskhodnikova (Penn State, Boston University, 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 (Boston University) 4:00pm: Break 4:30pm-5:30pm Session 4: Discussion and conclusions Discussion leads: Salil Vadhan (Harvard), Adam Smith (Penn State, Boston University, Harvard). Other participants include: – Ran Canetti (Boston University) – Leonid Reyzin (Boston University) The event is sponsored by the Boston University’s Hariri Institute for Computing, and the BU Center for Reliable Information Systems and Cyber Security (RISCS), in collaboration with Harvard University’s Privacy Tools project. Organizers: – Ran Canetti (Boston University) – Kobbi Nissim (Ben Gurion, Boston University, Harvard) – Sofya Raskhodnikova (Penn State, Boston University, Harvard) – Adam Smith (Penn State, Boston University, Harvard).