Ashwin Machanavajjhala, Duke computer science professor and privacy expert, spoke on “Public Use Data Products and Privacy Protection: Experiences from the Front Lines” at the AAAS Annual Meeting. Currently assisting the 2020 Census team to modernize their data publications using differential privacy (DP), Professor Machanavajjhala’s recent work includes “Utility-cost of Provable Privacy: A Case Study Using United States Census Data.”
Dr. John Abowd, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Chief Scientist and Associate Director for Research and Methodology also shared comments at this very popular AAAS session, along with other panelists like Duke statistical science professor, Jerome Reiter and previous Census Bureau director, Bob Groves.
During the panel briefing, Machanavajjhala discussed:
The annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) took place Feb. 14-17, 2019 in Washington, D.C.