Agenda

Wednesday September 22nd - Plenary

All times Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (UTC−04:00)

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Opening Remarks

  • Gary King, Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor, Director, IQSS Harvard University

Keynote: The OpenDP Community and the 2020 Census

  • John M Abowd, Chief Scientist and Associate Director, Research and Methodology, US Census Bureau; Edmund Ezra Day Professor of Economics, and Professor of Statistics and Information Science, Cornell University

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
OpenDP Project: Update and Roadmap

  • Salil Vadhan, Vicky Joseph Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Harvard College Professor, Harvard University
  • Annie Wu, Program Director for the Privacy Tools Project and OpenDP, IQSS, Harvard University

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
30-Minute Break

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
OpenDP Library: Architecture and Roadmap for Extension

  • Mike Shoemate, Senior Data Privacy Software Developer, Harvard University
  • Andrew Vyrros, Senior Library Architect, Harvard University

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
OpenDP Library: Contributor Showcase

  • Victoria de Sainte Agathe, Research Engineer, Sarus Technologies
  • Christian Janos Lebeda, PhD Student, Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen(BARC), IT University of Copenhagen

Thursday September 23rd - Plenary

All times Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (UTC−04:00)

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Using OpenDP Library in Applications: DP Creator with Dataverse Integration

  • Ethan Cowan, Software Developer, Harvard University
  • Ellen Kraffmiller, Technical Lead, Harvard University
  • Raman Prasad, Technical Lead for Research Software, Harvard University

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
OpenDP Commons: Submission and Vetting

  • Phil Durbin, Community Manager, IQSS Harvard University
  • Mike Shoemate, Senior Data Privacy Software Developer, Harvard University

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
30-Minute Break

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Applications Showcase (SmartNoise and Use Cases)

  • Claire Bowen, Lead Data Scientist, Privacy and Data Security, Urban Institute
  • Elena Giarratano, Senior Data Scientist, Cuebiq
  • Brennan Lake, VP or Research Partnerships & Data for Good, Cuebiq
  • Kevin White, Senior Director Data Analytics, Microsoft

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Panel Discussion on Federated Learning Applications

  • Joshua Baron, Program Manager, Information Innovation Office (I2O), DARPA
  • Mike Shoemate, Senior Data Privacy Software Developer, Harvard University
  • Phil Stubbings, Staff Machine Learning Software Engineer, LiveRamp
  • Andrew Trask. Leader, OpenMined

Friday September 24th - Working Groups

All times Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (UTC−04:00)

11:00 AM - 12:45 PM (Concurrent working groups)

Educational Materials

  • Joseph Near, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
  • Adam Smith, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, Boston University

Choosing Applications - Social Impact/Scientific Research

  • danah boyd, Partner Researcher, Microsoft Research
  • Katrina Ligett, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Program on Internet & Society Hebrew University

Contributing to the Library & Commons, including Code Review Process

  • Marco Gaboardi, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Boston University
  • Mike Shoemate, Senior Data Privacy Software Developer, Harvard University

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
30-Minute Break

1:15 PM - 3:00 PM (Concurrent working groups)

Best Practices for using DP, Choosing Epsilon, Compliance

  • Deirdre Mulligan, Professor, School of Information; Co-Director, Algorithmic Fairness & Opacity Group; Faculty Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Kobbi Nissim, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Georgetown University

External Compute: SQL, Spark, etc.

  • Michael Hay, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Colgate University; Chief Technology Officer at Tumult Labs
  • Andrew Vyrros, Senior Library Architect, Harvard University

Community: Inclusivity, Tools, Communication

  • Phil Durbin, Community Manager, IQSS, Harvard University
  • Julian Gautier, Community Manager, IQSS, Harvard University

This working group will focus on how to strengthen, expand and diversify the OpenDP community, including evaluating what the community does now and creating a long-term group for working on this.

Statistics: Confidence Intervals, Utility Measures, Black Box Estimator

  • James Honaker, Chief Privacy Engineer and Research Associate, Privacy Tools Project and OpenDP, Harvard University
  • Fang Liu, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, University of Notre Dame
  • Aleksandra Slavkovic, Professor, Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Eberly College of Science, PennState University