Privacy in Graphs (PiG) Workshop

University of California, Santa Cruz

November 15 and 16, 2018

The challenges of making full use of available data while protecting individual's privacy are pervasive in both industry and government.  These challenges are even more complex in the context of relational and network data, where disclosures about one specific individual might affect the privacy of other individuals in its immediate network.  This workshop will bring together researchers from the areas of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics to discuss the current privacy issues faced in graph and network data analysis.  Key goals include learning about current state-of-the-art, foster collaboration across the field and construct a roadmap for future research directions.  Confirmed Invited Speakers Include:

Alvaro Cardenas - UC Santa Cruz
Aaron Clauset - University of Colorado, Boulder
Randy Cotta - Drawbridge
Amol Deshpande - University of Maryland
Ulfar Erlingsson - Google
Bailey Fosdick - Colorado State
Krishna Gammudi - Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
Vitaly Feldman - Google
Justin Hsu - University of Wisconsin
Vishesh Karwa - Temple University
Shiva Kasivishawanathan - Amazon
Krishnaram Kenthapadi - LinkedIn
Aleksandra Korolova- University of Southern California
Janardhan Kulkarni - Microsoft Research
Ashwin Machanavajjhala - Duke University
Ilya Mironov - Google
Ali Pinar - Sandia National Laboratories
Ryan Rogers - Apple
Luke Stark - Microsoft Research
Thomas Steinke - IBM Almaden
Kunal Talwar - Google
Evimaria Terzi, Boston University
Yu-Xiang Wang - UC Santa Barbara
Xifen Yan - UC Santa Barbara
Elena Zheleva - University of Illinois, Chicago

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The workshop starts on the morning of Thursday 11/15 and will finish around 2:00 pm on Friday 11/16.  The program includes a mix of short and plenary talks with ample time for informal discussions.  

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Graduate students and early career researchers can request partial travel support

Additional Information

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Organizing Committee

Lise Getoor - University of California, Santa Cruz
Abhradeep Guha Thakurta - University of California, Santa Cruz
Vishesh Karwa - Temple University
Abel Rodriguez - University of California, Santa Cruz
Lise Getoor (UC, Santa Cruz)