Privacy Workshop 2012


Saturday, September 29, 2012 (All day)


Atkinson Hall, Calit2 Auditorium, University of California, San Diego

Planning committee:

Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD, University of California, San Diego

Kamalika Chaudhuri, PhD, University of California, San Diego

Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD, University of California, San Diego


Goals of the Workshop

This workshop brought together statisticians and researchers who analyze biomedical data for scientific discoveries and data privacy researchers who develop methods towards establishing a secure, privacy-preserving environment in which researchers can analyze and share information. This workshop aims at bridging the gap and for cross-fertilization between the two communities, i.e., ideas, problems, techniques, and results. Regarding the structure, the iDASH’12 privacy workshop included an invited talk, a set of contributed talks and panel discussions, and free time for interaction, thus allowing for further transfer of ideas between the two communities. 

The workshop was the second in the series of annual workshops, following the successful iDASH’11 privacy workshop. The learning objectives of this workshop were:

  • For statisticians and biomedical data analysts
    • Understand privacy issues related to genomic, clinical, and behavioral data that are relevant to healthcare and biomedical research
    • Discuss current privacy technology solutions that address these issues
  • For data privacy researchers:
    • Understand the needs and challenges of healthcare, biomedical, and behavioral data analysts
    • Solve formal and practical problems arising from the need of biomedical data analysis 


***This workshop was sponsored by iDASH and was co-located with the 2nd annual IEEE International Conference on Healthcare informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology (HISB'12), and two parallel iDASH workshops for NLP and Imaging.