Kobbi Nissim

McDevitt Chair in Computer Science


I am a Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Georgetown University and an Affiliate Professor at Georgetown Law. Prior to joining Georgetown, I was at the Department of Computer Science, Ben-Gurion University. Since 2011, I am visiting at the Center for Research in Computation and Society (CRCS), Harvard University.

Research: I work towards establishing rigorous practices for privacy in computation: identifying problems that result from the collection, sharing, and processing of information, formalizing these problems and studying them towards creating solid practices and technological solutions. I am particularly interested in intersection points between privacy and various disciplines within and outside computer science including cryptography, machine learning, game theory, complexity theory, algorithmics, statistics, databases, and privacy law and policy.

What is differential privacy? See here for a gentle introduction: Differential Privacy: A Primer for a Non-technical Audience (Preliminary Version).

Interested in working with me? I have openings for postdocs and students. If you are interested in data privacy check my publications to get an impression of what I am working on and drop me an email with your background and interests. I would be happy to meet with you to think about possibilities.

Current Projects:

Program committee and organization:

Teaching: Differential privacy. Monday 11:00-1:30 (spring 2017)

Reseach Students/Postdocs:

Publications: DBLP page and/or Google Scholar page.

Recent Awards: