Rice University is hosting a half-day symposium on data privacy on January 28, 2019, which coincides with Data Privacy Day in the United States.

Speakers will provide a platform for stimulating discussion on the current practice, challenges and research in data privacy and protection as we face a world where digital information impacts every aspect of our lives. The symposium will provide the audience with an up-to-date overview of some of the more relevant data privacy issues facing us today. Issues include computational and statistical technologies being developed to secure our digital footprint, policy changes around data privacy and the ethics of using data. The keynote speaker, Simson Garfinkel, is the leading computer scientist on data privacy at the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Kinder Institute for Urban Research and Ken Kennedy Institute are co-sponsors of the event.

Schedule

Program: 1:00-5:00 pm
Reception: 5:00-6:30 pm

 

Speakers

Marie Lynn Miranda
Howard R. Hughes Provost and Professor of Statistics, Rice University

John C. Duchi
Assistant Professor of Statistics and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Rachel Cummings
Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech

Dan S. Wallach
Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University

 

Keynote

Simson L. Garfinkel
Senior Computer Scientist for Confidentiality and Data Access, U.S. Census Bureau