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Postdoctoral Fellow Berk Ustun has Paper Accepted at International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2018)

April 2, 2018

CRCS Postdoctoral Fellow Berk Ustun has had a paper accepted at the International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2018). This is Ustun's first paper published in conjunction with his collaborators at Harvard. Congratulations, Berk!

On the Direction of Discrimination: An Information-Theoretic Analysis of Disparate Impact in Machine Learning. Hao Wang, Berk Ustun, and Flavio P. Calmon. ISIT 2018. ...

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Workshop on Privacy Tools for Data Sharing

December 11, 2017

Please join CRCS on Monday, December 11th, 2017, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM EST, for a workshop on "Privacy Tools for Data Sharing: Lessons Learned and Directions Forward." 

Spring 2018 marks the end of an interdisciplinary, 5-year NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Frontier Project “Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data” at Harvard University. This one-day workshop will bring past and present project participants together with potential users of privacy tools from academia, government, and industry to examine the goals and accomplishments of the project (including...

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Hiring Undergraduate Researchers!

August 24, 2017

CRCS has (paid) research opportunities available for undergraduate students interested in computational research that serves public interest. The different positions listed in the link below have differing skill requirements, although most of them require some programming and data analysis expertise. 

We are looking for student who are eager to participate in term-time research alongside faculty or postdoctoral fellows, for up to 15 hours per week. We will provide skill-building workshops twice a month (and we’ll feed you!). We will schedule these to accommodate student...

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Director's Letter and CRCS Annual Report

August 3, 2017


Greetings CRCS fans!

I am delighted to present you with our first ever annual report. When I became director of CRCS in 2015, I looked forward to connecting CRCS to the greater Harvard community. I’m happy to report that we’ve made great strides in that direction and that more remains to be done.

We continue our close, cooperative relationship with the Berkman Klein center, whose...

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Postdoc Fei Fang Wins USC Viterbi Best Dissertation Award

June 7, 2017

Postdoc Fei Fang was awarded the best USC Viterbi dissertation award for 2017 – the William F. Ballhaus, Jr. Prize for Excellence in Graduate Engineering Research.

Her work on how best to deploy limited security resources is aiding the U.S. Coast Guard and even protecting endangered tigers in Malaysia.

For more information on the award and on Fang's research, please see:

https://viterbischool.usc....

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CRCS Publishes New Paper, Presents at 9th Usenix Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing

May 31, 2017

Faculty Director Margo Seltzer, postdoc Thomas Paquier, and graduate student Xueyuan Han have co-authored a paper on fault-detection through runtime analyis of provenance: 

Xueyuan Han, Thomas Pasquier, Tanvi Ranjan, Mark Goldstein, and Margo Seltzer. 2017. "FRAPpuccino: Fault-Detection through Runtime Analysis of Provenance." 9th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud 17). 

Han will present the paper at the 9th Usenix Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing on July 10 - 11 in Santa Clara, CA.

https://www.usenix.org/...

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