Event Calendar

JSM Session: Statistical Foundations of Data Privacy @ McCormick Conference Center
Aug 1 @ 14:00 – 15:50
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Lars Vilhuber chairs a session organized by the Committee on Privacy and Confidentiality and Aleksandra Slavkovic, Penn State University:

2:05 PM
Connections Between Privacy Definitions and Arbitrage-Free Pricing Functions — Daniel Kifer, Penn State University

2:25 PM
Differentially Private Statistical Inference and Hypothesis Testing — Vishesh Karwa, Carnegie Mellon University

2:45 PM
Learning with Differential Privacy: Stability, Learnability, and the Sufficiency and Necessity of ERM Principle — Yu-Xiang Wang, Carnegie Mellon University ; Jing Lei, Carnegie Mellon University ; Stephen E. Fienberg, Carnegie Mellon University

3:05 PM
Performance Bounds for Graphical Record Linkage: Can record linkage bounds provide guidance for private synthetic data release? — Rebecca Steorts, Duke University ; Matt Barnes, Carnegie Mellon University ; Willie Neisweigner, Carnegie Mellon University

3:25 PM
Discussant: Adam Smith, Penn State University

Lars Vilhuber: “Disclosure Limitation and Confidentiality Protection in Linked Data” @ Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations
Nov 30 @ 08:30 – 14:00
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Lars Vilhuber speaks about “Disclosure Limitation and Confidentiality Protection in Linked Data” at the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations‘s conference on “Facilitate the access to Quebec data: How and to what ends?” The conference is jointly organized with the Quebec inter-University Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS). The presentation relies on joint work with John M. Abowd and Ian M. Schmutte.


Vilhuber presents “Confidentiality Protection and Physical Safeguards: A Review” @ U.S. Census Bureau
Feb 9 @ 10:30 – 12:00
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“Confidentiality Protection and Physical Safeguards: A Review”

Lars Vilhuber, PhD
Confidentiality protection is a multi-layered concept, involving statistical (cryptographic) methods and physical safeguards. When providing access to researchers (both internal to the agency and external academic), a tension arises between the level of trust vis-à-vis the researcher, the statistical disclosure limitation applied to the data visible to the researcher; and the physical access mechanisms used by the researcher. This presentation will review systems used by national and private research organizations around the world, putting them into the relevant legal and societal context.

Vilhuber provides Testimony to the Commission on Evidence-based Policymaking @ The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Building, Lecture Room
Feb 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00
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Testimony to the U.S. Commission on Evidence-based Policymaking (including video)

Vilhuber presents at Workshop on Transparency and Reproducibility in Federal Statistics @ The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Jun 21 all-day
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Vilhuber presents on “Making confidential data part of reproducible research.” Presentation file to come.