报告题目：Identification, Amplification and Measurement, A bridge to Gaussian Differential Privacy Gaussian differential privacy (GDP) is a single-parameter family of privacy notions that provides coherent guarantees to avoid the exposure of sensitive individual information.
报告人(Speaker)：Professor Linglong Kong, University of Alberta
报告摘要(Abstract): Despite the extra interpretability and tighter bounds under composition GDP provides, many widely used mechanisms (eg, the Laplace mechanism) inherently provide GDP guarantees but often fail to take advantage of this new framework because their privacy guarantees were derived under a different background. In this paper, we study the asymptotic properties of privacy profiles and develop a simple criterion to identify algorithms with GDP properties. We propose an efficient method for GDP algorithms to narrow down possible values of an optimal privacy measurement, μ with an arbitrarily small and quantifiable margin of error. For non GDP algorithms, we provide a post-processing procedure that can amplify existing privacy guarantees to meet the GDP condition. As applications, we compare two single-parameter families of privacy notions, ε-DP, and μ-GDP, and show that all ε-DP algorithms are intrinsically also GDP. Lastly, we show that the combination of our measurement process and the composition theorem of GDP is a powerful and convenient tool to handle compositions compared to the traditional standard and advanced composition theorems.demonstrated using two real data sets.
报告人简介：Dr. Linglong Kong is a professor in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Alberta. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning, a Canada CIFAR AI Chair, and is a fellow of the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (AMII). His publication record includes more than 80 peer-reviewed articles in top journals such as AOS, JASA and JRSSB as well as top conferences such as NeurIPS, ICML, ICDM, AAAI, and IJCAI. Dr. Kong currently serves as associate editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association, the Canadian Journal of Statistics, and Statistics and its Interface, as well as guest editor of Statistics and its Interface. Additionally, Dr. Kong is a member of the Executive Committee of the Western North American Region of the International Biometric Society, chair of the ASA Statistical Computing Session program, and chair of the webinar committee. He served as a guest editor of Canadian Journal of Statistics, associate editor of International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology, guest associate editor of Frontiers of Neurosciences, chair of the ASA Statistical Imaging Session, and member of the Statistics Society of Canada's Board of Directors. He is interested in the analysis of high-dimensional and neuroimaging data, statistical machine learning, robust statistics and quantile regression, as well as artificial intelligence for smart health.