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Jelani Nelson wins Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

January 11, 2017

Jelani Nelson, Assistant Professor Computer Science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Nelson is among 102 scientists and researchers who received the award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering...

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Cynthia Dwork elected to the American Philosophical Society

May 6, 2016

Dwork is known for placing privacy-preserving data analysis on a mathematically rigorous foundation. A cornerstone of her research is differential privacy, a strong privacy guarantee and a collection of methods that allow researchers to analyze large data sets containing sensitive personal information – such as medical and mortgage application records – while preserving the privacy of the individuals whose information is contained therein.

The American Philosophical Society was founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743 for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.” It supports...

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