Welcome to the DC/NoVA Papers We Love meetup!
Papers We Love is an international organization centered around the appreciation of computer science research papers. There's so much we can learn from the landmark research that shaped the field and the current studies that are shaping our future. Our goal is to create a community of tech professionals passionate about learning and sharing knowledge. Come join us!
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This week's papers will be on differential privacy. Differential privacy covers techniques that allow statistical data to maintain a level of accuracy without revealing too much any private information that may have been used to calculate those statistics. Our speaker this time, Philip, has experience with how the U.S. Census Bureau uses differential privacy and will go into some of the details behind how differential privacy can be algorithmically managed.
// Tentative Schedule
• 7:00-7:15–Informal paper discussion
• 7:15-7:45–Introduction and announcements
• 7:45-8:40– Differential Privacy, as presented by Philip Leclerc
The original paper on this topic is available at https://people.csail.mit.edu/asmith/PS/sensitivity-tcc-final.pdf
If you're interested in a more readable source of information, Philip recommends the first two or three chapters of "The Algorithmic Foundations of Differential Privacy", available at https://www.cis.upenn.edu/~aaroth/Papers/privacybook.pdf
Philip will be using some of the material in the book to help explain what's covered in the original paper
• 8:40-9:00–Informal paper discussion
CustomInk Cafe (3rd Floor)
Mosaic District, 2910 District Ave #300
Fairfax, VA 22031
When you get here you can come in via the patio. Don't be scared by the metal gate and sign. It's accessible via the outside stairs near True Food. There is a parking garage next door for those coming by vehicle. And, there is a walkway to the patio on the 3rd floor of the garage nearest moms organic market.
Metro: The Dunn Loring metro station is about 0.7 miles from our meetup location. It’s very walkable, but if you’d prefer a bus, the 402 Southbound and 1A/1B/1C Westbound leave from Dunn Loring Station about every 5-10 minutes (see a schedule for more detailed timetable).
If you're late, we totally understand–please still come! (via the patio is best) Just be sure to slip in quietly if a speaker is presenting.