Abhradeep Guha Thakurta (Computer Science and Engineering), Dimitris Achlioptas (Computer Science and Engineering), and Russell Corbett-Detig (Biomolecular Engineering) are co-PIs on this project, titled “TRIPODS+X:RES: Collaborative Research: Privacy-Preserving Genomic Data Analysis,” which seeks to implement privacy protection for genomic data by making and leveraging statistical assumptions about the data. The main idea of this project is to achieve privacy protection for genomic data by making and exploiting statistical assumptions about the data, such that if the assumptions are false, data analysis will suffer but privacy will not. The project will also generate curricular material for a graduate class at the intersection of data privacy, machine learning, and genomics.

Read the abstract on the National Science Foundation (NSF) site.