Let’s Talk: Cybersecurity and Cryptography!

July 26th, 2022

One of the main challenges within the field of cybersecurity is how to work with others without having to share or reveal sensitive information. We asked experts from the Hariri Institute's Center for Reliable Information Systems and Cybersecurity (RISCS) about the role cryptography plays in preserving data privacy while maintaining... More

How to learn in the presence of untrustworthy intermediaries

December 17th, 2021

By Ari Karchmer -- Alice, a secret hypothesis, and a hostile lab: a fictional story (allegedly) Alice is a graduate student. She studies molecular biology, and her goal is to develop a model for the relationship between a molecule’s structure – i.e., its size, shape, or other attributes – and its activity: whether... More

What must machine learning models memorize?

October 3rd, 2021

by Gavin Brown -- Machine learning models serve a variety of purposes in today's society, such as identifying faces in images or helping customers via a chatbot. Many models are trained on vast amounts of (possibly sensitive) data. The models themselves are large: OpenAI's celebrated GPT-3 model for generating text has 175... More