IST Lunch Bunch

Tuesday November 15, 2011 12:00 PM

A Formal Approach to Data Privacy

Speaker: Katrina Ligett, Computer Science and Economics, Caltech
Location: Annenberg 105
Organizations commonly hold databases of sensitive information that they would like to use or publish in some sanitized manner. How can they do so? At what cost to the people whose information is contained in the database? At what loss of usefulness? What are the tradeoffs involved? How can one reason formally about private information? <br><br> In this talk we provide an introduction to the notion of differential privacy and a taste of recent results in this area.
Series IST Lunch Bunch

Contact: Sydney Garstang at x2813 sydney@caltech.edu
For more information visit: http://www.cs.caltech.edu/seminars/lunch_bunch.html