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Daniel Kifer

Associate Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Computer Science and Engineering

W333 Westgate Building

duk17@psu.edu

814-863-1186

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Education

  • BA, Computer Science & Mathematics, New York University, 2000
  • MS, Computer Science, Cornell University, 2004
  • Ph D, Computer Science, Cornell University, 2006

Publications

Books

  • Bee-Chung Chen, Daniel Kifer, Kristen LeFevre and Ashwin Machanavajjhala, 2009, Privacy-Preserving Data Publishing, NOW Publishers, pp. 1–167
  • , 2009, Encyclopedia of Database Systems, Springer US

Book, Chapters

  • Daniel Kifer, 2009, Change Detection on Streams, pp. 317–321
  • Daniel Kifer, Johannes Gehrke, Cristian Bucila and Walker M. White, 2005, How to Quickly Find a Witness, Springer-Verlag, pp. 216–242

Journal Articles

  • A. G. Ororbia II, C. L. Giles and Daniel Kifer, 2016, "Unifying Adversarial Training Algorithms with Flexible Deep Data Gradient Regularization", CoRR
  • Alexander G. Ororbia, II, Clyde L Giles and Daniel Kifer, 2016, "Unifying Adversarial Training Algorithms with Flexible Deep Data Gradient Regularization", Neural Computation, abs/1601.07213
  • Bing-Rong Lin and Daniel Kifer, 2015, "Information Measures in Statistical Privacy and Data Processing Applications", ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data, 9, (4), pp. 28
  • Ashwin Machanavajjhala and Daniel Kifer, 2015, "Designing statistical privacy for your data", Communications of the ACM, 58, (3), pp. 58–67
  • Yue Wang, Jaewoo Lee and Daniel Kifer, 2015, "Differentially Private Hypothesis Testing, Revisited", CoRR, abs/1511.03376
  • Bing-Rong Lin and Daniel Kifer, 2014, "On Arbitrage-free Pricing for General Data Queries", PVLDB, 7, (9), pp. 757–768
  • Daniel Kifer and Ashwin Machanavajjhala, 2014, "Pufferfish: A framework for mathematical privacy definitions", ACM Trans. Database Syst., 39, (1), pp. 3
  • Bing-Ron Lin and Daniel Kifer, 2014, "Towards a systematic analysis of privacy definitions", Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality, 5, (2), pp. 57-109
  • Bing-Rong Lin and Daniel Kifer, 2012, "A Framework for Extracting Semantic Guarantees from Privacy", CoRR, abs/1208.5443
  • Ashwin Machanavajjhala, Daniel Kifer, Johannes Gehrke and Muthuramakrishnan Venkitasubramaniam, 2007, "L-diversity: Privacy beyond k-anonymity", TKDD, 1, (1)
  • David J. Martin, Daniel Kifer, Ashwin Machanavajjhala, Johannes Gehrke and Joseph Y. Halpern, 2007, "Worst-Case Background Knowledge for Privacy-Preserving Data Publishing", CoRR, abs/0705.2787
  • Manuel Calimlim, Jim Cordes, Alan J. Demers, Julia Deneva, Johannes Gehrke, Daniel Kifer, Mirek Riedewald and Jayavel Shanmugasundaram, 2004, "A Vision for PetaByte Data Management and Analyis Services for theArecibo Telescope", IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin, 27, (4), pp. 12–20
  • Manuel Calimlim, Jim Cordes, Alan J. Demers, Julia Deneva, Johannes Gehrke, Daniel Kifer, Mirek Riedewald and Jayavel Shanmugasundaram, 2004, "A Vision for PetaByte Data Management and Analyis Services for the Arecibo Telescope", IEEE Data Eng. Bull., 27, (4), pp. 12–20
  • Cristian Bucila, Johannes Gehrke, Daniel Kifer and Walker M. White, 2003, "DualMiner: A Dual-Pruning Algorithm for Itemsets with Constraints", Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, 7, (3), pp. 241–272

Conference Proceedings

  • H. Wang, Y. H. Kuo, Daniel Kifer and Z. Li, 2016, "A simple baseline for travel time estimation using large-scale trip data", Association for Computing Machinery
  • W. Huang, D. He, X. Yang, Z. Zhou, Daniel Kifer and C. L. Giles, 2016, "Detecting arbitrary oriented text in the wild with a visual attention model", Association for Computing Machinery
  • H. Wang, Daniel Kifer, C. Graif and Z. Li, 2016, "Crime rate inference with big data", Association for Computing Machinery, 13
  • Jaewoo Lee, Yue Wang and Daniel Kifer, 2015, "Maximum Likelihood Postprocessing for Differential Privacy under Consistency Constraints", pp. 635–644
  • Daniel Kifer, 2015, "On Estimating the Swapping Rate for Categorical Data", pp. 557–566
  • Daniel Kifer, 2015, "Privacy and the Price of Data", pp. 16
  • Bing-Rong Lin and Daniel Kifer, 2013, "Geometry of privacy and utility", pp. 281–284
  • Sirinda Palahan, Domagoj Babic, Swarat Chaudhuri and Daniel Kifer, 2013, "Extraction of statistically significant malware behaviors", pp. 69–78
  • Bing-Rong Lin and Daniel Kifer, 2013, "Information preservation in statistical privacy and bayesian estimationof unattributed histograms", pp. 677–688
  • Bing-Rong Lin and Daniel Kifer, 2013, "Information preservation in statistical privacy and bayesian estimation of unattributed histograms", pp. 677–688
  • Daniel Kifer and B.-R. Lin, 2012, "Analyzing Privacy and Utility Using Axioms", Proceedings of the Forty-Sixth Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
  • Daniel Kifer, Adam D Smith and Abhradeep Thakurta, 2012, "Private Convex Optimization for Empirical Risk Minimization with Applicationsto High-dimensional Regression", pp. 25.1–25.40
  • Daniel Kifer and Ashwin Machanavajjhala, 2012, "A rigorous and customizable framework for privacy", pp. 77–88
  • , 2012, "COLT 2012 - The 25th Annual Conference on Learning Theory, June 25-27, 2012, Edinburgh, Scotland", JMLR.org, 23
  • , 2012, "Conference Record of the Forty Sixth Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSCC 2012, Pacific Grove, CA, USA, November 4-7, 2012", IEEE
  • , 2012, "Proceedings of the 31st ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT-SIGART Symposium on Principles of Database Systems, PODS 2012, Scottsdale, AZ, USA, May 20-24, 2012", ACM
  • Bing-Rong Lin and Daniel Kifer, 2012, "Reasoning about privacy using axioms", pp. 975–979
  • Daniel Kifer, Adam D Smith and Abhradeep Thakurta, 2012, "Private Convex Optimization for Empirical Risk Minimization with Applications to High-dimensional Regression", pp. 25.1–25.40
  • Daniel Kifer and Ashwin Machanavajjhala, 2011, "No free lunch in data privacy", pp. 193–204
  • Qi He, Daniel Kifer, Jian Pei, Prasenjit Mitra and Clyde L Giles, 2011, "Citation recommendation without author supervision", pp. 755–764
  • Bi Chen, Leilei Zhu, Daniel Kifer and Dongwon Lee, 2010, "What Is an Opinion About? Exploring Political Standpoints Using OpinionScoring Model"
  • Daniel Kifer and Bing-Rong Lin, 2010, "Towards an axiomatization of statistical privacy and utility", pp. 147–158
  • Qi He, Jian Pei, Daniel Kifer, Prasenjit Mitra and Clyde L Giles, 2010, "Context-aware citation recommendation", pp. 421–430
  • Johannes Gehrke, Daniel Kifer and Ashwin Machanavajjhala, 2010, "Privacy in data publishing", pp. 1213
  • Bi Chen, Leilei Zhu, Daniel Kifer and Dongwon Lee, 2010, "What Is an Opinion About? Exploring Political Standpoints Using Opinion Scoring Model"
  • Daniel Kifer, 2009, "Attacks on privacy and deFinetti’s theorem", pp. 127–138
  • , 2009, "Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD 2009, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, June 29 - July 2, 2009", ACM
  • Parag Agrawal, Daniel Kifer and Christopher Olston, 2008, "Scheduling shared scans of large data files", 1, (1), pp. 958–969
  • Ashwin Machanavajjhala, Daniel Kifer, John M. Abowd, Johannes Gehrke and Lars Vilhuber, 2008, "Privacy: Theory meets Practice on the Map", pp. 277–286
  • , 2008, "Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2008, April 7-12, 2008, Cancún, México", IEEE
  • David J. Martin, Daniel Kifer, Ashwin Machanavajjhala, Johannes Gehrke and Joseph Y. Halpern, 2007, "Worst-Case Background Knowledge for Privacy-Preserving Data Publishing", pp. 126–135
  • , 2007, "Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2007, The Marmara Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey, April 15-20, 2007", IEEE
  • Daniel Kifer and Johannes Gehrke, 2006, "Injecting utility into anonymized datasets", pp. 217–228
  • Ashwin Machanavajjhala, Johannes Gehrke, Daniel Kifer and Muthuramakrishnan Venkitasubramaniam, 2006, "l-Diversity: Privacy Beyond k-Anonymity", pp. 24
  • , 2006, "Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2006, 3-8 April 2006, Atlanta, GA, USA", IEEE Computer Society
  • Daniel Kifer, Shai Ben-David and Johannes Gehrke, 2004, "Detecting Change in Data Streams", pp. 180–191
  • Daniel Kifer, Johannes Gehrke, Cristian Bucila and Walker M. White, 2003, "How to quickly find a witness", pp. 272–283
  • Cristian Bucila, Johannes Gehrke, Daniel Kifer and Walker M. White, 2002, "DualMiner: a dual-pruning algorithm for itemsets with constraints", pp. 42–51

Manuscripts

  • Daniel Kifer and B.-R. Lin, , "An Axiomatic View of Statistical Privacy and Utility", Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality

Research Projects

  • September 2015 - August 2017, "EAGER: Toward Transparency in Public Policy via Privacy-Enhanced Social Flow Analysis with Applications to Ecological Networks and Crime," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • September 2015 - September 2016, "Statistical Challenges in Differential Privacy and its application to Privacy Preserving Machine Learning Approaches," (Sponsor: Xerox).

Honors and Awards

  • Yahoo! Faculty Research Grant ($10,000), Yahoo!, December 2008

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Member, Adhoc Committee for Rethinking EE, CE, and CS undergraduate degrees, 2015
  • Member, Curriculum/ABET Committee, August 2011 - July 2014
  • Member, Outreach Committee, August 2009 - July 2013
  • Chairperson, Colloquium Committee, August 2010 - July 2011
  • Participant, Working with the Grad School to improve the GRADS application website, 2009
  • Member, Personnel Committee, August 2012
  • Member, Graduate Committee, August 2011

Service to External Organizations:

  • Member, Program Committee, August 2015
  • Member, Program Committee, May 2015
  • Member, Program Committee, March 2014
  • Member, Program Committee, June 2013
  • Member, Program Committee, August 2013
  • Member, Program Committee, December 2012
  • Member, Program Committee, August 2012
  • Member, Program Committee, April 2012
  • Member, Program Committee, March 2012
  • Member, Program Committee, May 2012
  • Member, Program Committee, September 2012
  • Member, Program Committee, March 2011
  • Member, Demo Program Committee, June 2011
  • Co-Chairperson, December 2011
  • Member, Program Committee, August 2011
  • Member, Program Committee, June 2010
  • Member, Program Committee, October 2010
  • Member, Demo Program Committee, September 2010
  • Member, Program Committee, November 2009
  • Member, Program Committee, June 2009
  • Member, Program Committee, March 2009
  • Member, Program Committee, March 2008
  • Member, Program Committee, April 2008
  • Member, Program Committee, August 2008
  • Member, Junior Program Committee, July 2007
 


 

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