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Join Microsoft’s Dr. Cynthia Dwork for “Your Data will be Used in Aggregate Form”— the Latest Research in Online Privacy Issues” at Berkeley City College, Nov. 5

28 October 2014

Berkeley City College7 p.m., Wed., Nov. 5 at Berkeley City College Auditorium

“Your Data will Only be Used in Aggregated Form,” 7 p.m., Wed., Nov. 5, a lecture by Microsoft’s Dr. Cynthia Dwork, will examine the common intuition that privacy is ensured by aggregation and show that information—and hence privacy loss—flows in mysterious ways. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, takes place Berkeley City College’s auditorium at 2050 Center St., Berkeley.

Arguing that the situation demands a mathematically rigorous treatment of privacy, the talk will introduce “differential privacy,” a field of research supporting a strong definition of privacy tailored to analysis of large data sets. The presentation is part of the “Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics” series of six public lectures in 2014–15, which are jointly presented by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and Berkeley City College (BCC). They are made possible with funding from the Simons Foundation.

Dr. Dwork is distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research. She is renowned for placing privacy-preserving data analysis on a mathematically rigorous foundation. A cornerstone of this work is differential privacy, a strong privacy guarantee frequently permitting highly accurate data analysis. Dr. Dwork has also made seminal contributions in cryptography and distributed computing, and is a recipient of the Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize, recognizing some of her earliest work establishing the pillars on which every fault-tolerant system has been built for decades. She is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Shirley Fogarino
Berkeley City College
(510) 981-2852

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Berkeley City College Science Seminar Series, October 29

20 October 2014

GrikscheitFlyerBThe Berkeley City College Science Department is continuing the Science Seminar Series this semester on Wednesday, October 29  at 7 pm featuring Tracy Grikscheit, MD,  speaking on tissue-engineering and stem cells. For more information contact Natalia Fedorova at (510) 981-2947.

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Educating the Hip-Hop Generation lecture by Kevin Powell at Merritt College

9 October 2014

Merritt College welcomed activist and author Kevin Powell, who gave a lecture on “Educating the Hip-Hop Generation.”

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Benefits of Organic Food Lecture Series at Laney College, October 16

9 October 2014

Kelly Carlisle

Join Kelly Carlisler in the Laney Forum to discuss Food Access and Disparities Thursday, October 16, 12:00 – 12:50 p.m.

Kelly D. Carlisle, Founder and Executive Director of Acta Non Verba, is a veteran of the United States Navy and has been the recipient of many awards, including the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. She is an avid gardener and is an Alameda County Master Gardener Trainee. She is an active member of the Farmer Veteran Coalition.

Ms. Carlisle was selected as one of 200 U.S. Delegates to Slow Food International’s Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto in 2012 and 2014. Ms. Carlisle is the December 2011 Bon Appetit Good Food Fellow. She has worked with and mentored pre-teen and teenage youth since the age of 14. A native of East Oakland, California, she is committed to creating positive change in her childhood city.

Most recently, Kelly’s work has been honored at the White House by President Barack Obama.

Brought to you by: The Department of General Services and Laney College

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