Data Confidentiality - the Next Five Years

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 10:30am to Friday, May 2, 2008 - 10:30am

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Thursday, May 1, 2008
9:30 AM Welcome and Introductions

Session I: Query Systems
Differential Privacy: What we Know and What we Want to Learn, Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research
Integrating Differential Privacy with Statistical Theory, Adam Smith, Pennsylvania State University

11:45 Lunch

1:00 PM

Session II: Weighted Data
Maintaining Analytic Quality while Protecting Confidentiality of Survey Data, Avinash Singh, Statistics Canada
Relevance or Irrelevance of Weights for Confidentiality and Statistical Analyses, Stephen Fienberg, Carnegie Mellon University

2:45 Break


Session III: Distributed Data
Secure Statistical Analysis of Distributed Databases (Emphasizing What We Don't Know), Alan Karr, NISS
Privacy Preserving Distributed Maximum Likelihood Estimation, Xiaodong Lin, University of Cincinnati

5:00 Adjourn for the Day
7:00 Workshop Dinner

Friday, May 2, 2008
8:30 AM

Session IV: Synthetic Data
Synthetic Data and Randomized Sanitizers, John Abowd, Cornell University
The Future for Synthetic Data, Jerome Reiter, Duke University

10:15 Break

Session V: Tabular Data
Lawrence Cox, NCHS/CDC
Tabular Data:  From Margins to Margins and Conditionals, Aleksandra Slavkovic, Pennsylvania State University

12:30 PM Lunch

2:00 Panel Discussion: Federal Agency Needs

3:30 Workshop Adjourns


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Hyattsville, MD
United States