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.

If you missed the event, you can watch all of the speakers on our YouTube channel.

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. Keynotes will be given by Deborah Frincke, director of research for the National Security Agency, and Simson Garfinkel, 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.


Program: 1:00-5:15 pm
Reception: 5:15-6:00 pm



Deborah Frincke
Director of Research, National Security Agency

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



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

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

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

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