BARC talk by Boel Nelson

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, Boel Nelson, Postdoc at Aarhus University, will give a talk on "Examining the Balancing Act of Differential Privacy".

Examining the Balancing Act of Differential Privacy

Differential privacy is emerging as the gold standard for privacy. Still, in real settings, practitioners struggle to achieve both strong privacy and high accuracy simultaneously. As a consequence, real-world implementations of differential privacy often sacrifice strong privacy.  So, why is it so hard to achieve meaningful differential privacy in practice?In this talk I will give a brief introduction to differential privacy, and then highlight challenges with achieving high accuracy. We will see that context matters when reasoning about accuracy. Accordingly, I will also elaborate on how context plays a role in designing accurate differentially private algorithms.

Boel NelsonBio:
Boel Nelson is a postdoc at Aarhus University. Her research interests include privacy enhancing technologies, data privacy, and real-world applications of security and privacy techniques.
Boel graduated with a PhD (topic: differential privacy) from Chalmers University of Technology in 2021. She holds a MSc in Computer Science and Engineering, and a BSc in Software Engineering, also from Chalmers University of Technology.