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  • CS Colloquium: Aloni Cohen (Boston University) - Bridging the Divide Between Computer Science and Law

    Tue, Mar 16, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

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    Speaker: Aloni Cohen , Boston University

    Talk Title: Bridging the Divide Between Computer Science and Law

    Series: CS Colloquium

    Abstract: Seriously engaging with law and policy exposes new computer science research directions that also have policy consequences. My work aims to understand and resolve the tensions between the theory of privacy and cryptography on the one hand and the privacy laws that govern its eventual real-world context. In this talk, I'll describe work that tackles three broad questions: How can we bridge the basic concepts of data privacy in computer science and law? How can privacy theory have a positive impact on policy? How can we incorporate legal powers and constraints into our cryptographic threat models for better cryptography?

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.

    Biography: Aloni Cohen a Postdoctoral Associate at Boston University, with a joint appointment at the Hariri Institute for Computing and the School of Law. His research explores the interplay between theoretical cryptography, privacy, law, and policy. Aloni earned his PhD in electrical engineering and computer science at MIT where he was advised by Shafi Goldwasser and supported by a Facebook Fellowship and an NSF Graduate Student Fellowship. Aloni is a former affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and a Fellow at the Aspen Tech Policy Hub.

    Host: Aleksandra Korolova

    Audiences: By invitation only.

    Contact: Assistant to CS chair


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