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Keynote Speaker

Cynthia Dwork

Pleasures, Pressures, and Surprises of Differential Privacy
Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research

Cynthia Dwork, Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research, is renowned for placing privacy-preserving data analysis on a mathematically rigorous foundation. A cornerstone of this work is differential privacy, a strong privacy guarantee frequently permitting highly accurate data analysis. Dr. Dwork has also made seminal contributions in cryptography and distributed computing, and is a recipient of the Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize, recognizing some of her earliest work establishing the pillars on which every fault-tolerant system has been built for decades. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Thank you!

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