Lecture on privacy and data

Michaela Ramm

Iowa State students will have the opportunity to learn how to retain privacy, even online.

The lecture, entitled Privacy and Confidentiality in an Era of Big Data, will take place Monday in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union at 7:30 p.m.

As a part of the data-driven science lecture series, the lecture will focus on privacy and confidentiality, and what that means in a data-driven world.

The talk will be offered by Stephen E. Fienberg, a statistician who is the Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science at Carnegie Mellon University and co-director of the Living Analytics Research Centre.

According to the lectures program website, the lecture is a part of a kick off for the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence. The Center, according to their website, is to provide statistical foundation for forensic science. 

There will also be a reception and a poster session taking place before the lecture at 5:30 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.