DataShare: Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Search Engine for Investigative Journalists
Kasra Edalatnejad presents DataShare, a decentralized and privacy-preserving global search system that enables journalists worldwide to find documents via a dedicated network of peers. This work stems from the need of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) for securing their search and discovery platform.
Wednesday, July 3rd 2019 @16:15, room BC 410
Helen: Maliciously Secure Cooperative Learning for Linear Models
by Prof. Raluca Popa, UC Berkeley
Many organizations wish to collaboratively train machine learning models on their combined datasets for a common benefit (e.g., better medical research, or fraud detection). However, they often cannot share their plaintext datasets due to privacy concerns and/or business competition. In this talk, Helen will be presented, a system that allows multiple parties to train a linear model without revealing their data, a setting we call coopetitive learning.
Geneva Cybersecurity Law & Policy Conference
This conference, organized by the University of Geneva and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, aims at presenting selected legal and policy aspects of cybersecurity in a crosscutting approach. C4DT’s Sotiria Kechagia participates in this event via a talk on “Liability, privacy and security in medical data sharing: The Swiss experience”.
Thursday, June 20th, 2019 @ 9h00-17h00 University of Geneva, Boulevard du Pont d’Arve 40, 1204 Genève, Room MR080
Improving Wide-Area Data Store Availability and Responsiveness with Crux
Wide-area data stores enhance fault tolerance and response times, and they enhance scalability. Yet even in the absence of failures, these wide-area deployments can degrade the interaction latency between nearby clients. Cristina Basescu presents Crux, the first general framework that addresses these issues by building locality-preserving data stores.
Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 @16:15 room BC 410
The Summer Research Institute on Security and Privacy
EPFL’s IC School invites you to the 2019 edition of the IC Summer Research Institute (SuRI), held in Lausanne (EPFL, BC 420) on June 13-14. The conference brings together renowned researchers and experts from academia and industry who will present their latest research in cybersecurity, privacy, and cryptography. The event is open to everyone and attendance is free of charge. For more information and to register please click here…
C4DT Workshop on the difficulties of deploying E-Voting
The C4DT Workshop on the difficulties of deploying E-Voting will take place on Friday June 7th from 10:00 to 12:00 in conference room BC 420. Professors Carmela Troncoso, Bryan Ford and Edouard Bugnion will be welcoming Mr. Denis Morel and Mr. Olivier Esseiva from Swiss Post, Mr. Christophe Vigouroux from l’État de Genève, and Mr. Thomas Hofer formerly from l’État de Genève.
Cyber-Defence Campus Conference on Applied Cryptography
The Cyber-Defence Campus (CYD Campus) organizes its first conference on the 6th of June at the KKThun in Thun. It will focus on „Applied Cryptography“ and provides an ideal platform for participants from academia, industry and government to exchange information and present results on timely topics. The conference is free for governmental employees, students and academics. For more information and to register please click here…
IC Research Day: Digital Trust
The School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) invites you all to attend this year’s IC Research Day, held at EPFL’s SwissTech Convention Center on the 6th of June, where world-leading experts will present and discuss their work toward building trust in a digital world. EPFL researchers will showcase ongoing research projects and engage with the audience.
Registration is free. Discover the full program here…
C4DT-CMTA Joint Conference
This joint CMTA – C4DT conference will be held on the 6th of June 2019 at EPFL’s SwissTech Convention Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m, following on from the EPFL School of Computer and Communication Sciences’ Research Day. Speakers and panelists at the conference will discuss the first experiences made in Switzerland with the tokenization of securities and the professional custody of digital assets, as well as the future shape of trading platforms for digital assets.
Explaining AI for Everyone : Promises and Challenges of the Black Box Approach
Citizens have a right to an explanation of the decisions affecting them. However, if AIs are to be used in decision procedures, how can we explain complex AI systems to the general public, while so many computer scientists find them inscrutably opaque? In this presentation, an optimistic approach to this seemingly hopeless question will be presented.
Funding Multilateral Projects in Cybersecurity / Digital Trust
This workshop will be held on the 20th of May 2019 the the EPFL and aims to inform researchers and industrial partners, active in the field of cybersecurity / digital trust, about current opportunities to fund multilateral projects (collaborative projects involving multiple research and industry partners) using H2020 as well as other Swiss and EU sources of financing.
Please note that this is a closed C4DT community event.