The Center for Discrete Mathematic and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) at Rutgers University recently announced details of the planning grant it received from the National Science Foundation as part of the Big Data Hubs program. One of four planning grants (along with three full awards) issued to Northeast Big Data Hub activities, the project seeks to catalyze research into privacy and security issues in Big Data through two initial workshops organized by DIMACS.
From the announcement:
DIMACS Director Rebecca Wright will lead the project in collaboration with Adam Smith of the Pennsylvania State University. Smith leads the Northeast BD Hub’s Privacy & Security ring, which also includes Wright as a member. Wright said, “We are excited for this opportunity to work with the Northeast Big Data Hub to help realize the potential of big data to advance society while also assuring that privacy and basic rights are respected. Addressing these challenging problems requires multidisciplinary, multi-institutional collaboration, and is critical to achieving the full promise of big data in society.”
Privacy & Security is one of the Northeast Hub’s “Rings” – fundamental data science priority areas that span all vertical “Spokes.” You can read the Northeast Hub’s recent announcement about this and other awards received from the NSF here.
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