UVic Mathematics of Ethical Decision Making Series: Gautam Kamath

  • Date: 08/25/2022
Gautam Kamath, University of Waterloo

University of Victoria


Statistical Estimation with Differential Privacy


Naively implemented, statistical procedures are prone to leaking information about their training data, which can be problematic if the data is sensitive. Differential privacy, a rigorous notion of data privacy, offers a principled framework to dealing with these issues. I will survey recent results in differential private statistical estimation, presenting a few vignettes which highlight novel challenges for even the most fundamental problems, and suggesting solutions to address them. Along the way, I’ll mention connections to tools and techniques in a number of fields, including information theory and robust statistics.


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Location: University of Victoria, BWC A104