Ray Summit

Towards Building a Responsible Data Economy

Wednesday, June 23, 4:45PM UTC

Dawn Song, Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

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Data is a key driver of modern economy and AI/machine learning, however, a lot of this data is sensitive and handling the sensitive data has caused unprecedented challenges for both individuals and businesses, and these challenges will only get more severe as we move forward in the digital era. In this talk, I will talk about technologies needed for responsible data use including secure computing, differential privacy, federated learning, as well as blockchain technologies for data rights, and how to combine privacy computing technologies and blockchain to building a platform for a responsible data economy, to enable more responsible use of data that maximizes social welfare and economic efficiency while protecting users’ data rights and enable fair distribution of value created from data.


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Dawn Song

Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

Dawn Song is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Her research interest lies in AI and deep learning, security and privacy, and blockchain. She is the recipient of various awards including the MacArthur Fellowship, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the NSF CAREER Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the MIT Technology Review TR-35 Award, ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award, and Test-of-Time Awards and Best Paper Awards from top conferences in Computer Security and Deep Learning. She is an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. She is ranked the most cited scholar in computer security (AMiner Award). She obtained her Ph.D. degree from UC Berkeley. She is also a serial entrepreneur. She is the Founder of Oasis Labs and has been named on the Female Founder 100 List by Inc. and Wired25 List of Innovators.