We are introducing the SmartNoise Early Adopter Acceleration Program. A collaboration program with the
SmartNoise team to accelerate the adoption of differential privacy in solutions that open data and insights to benefit society.
Data not only drives our modern world; it also bears enormous potential. Data is necessary to shape creative solutions to critical challenges facing society including climate change,
education, income and racial inequality, and COVID-19. Differential privacy provides a way to analyze data and unlock its potential while not risking the privacy of individuals
included in the data.
Microsoft and the Open DP Initiative led by Harvard IQSS
and SEAS have developed SmartNoise, a first-of-its-kind open-source platform for differential privacy. SmartNoise allows organizations
to incorporate differential privacy without the need to build your own differential privacy algorithms, libraries, or platform.
We seek to collaborate with teams who have identified a problem where utilizing differential privacy will unlock data or insights to benefit society. And where collaboration from our SmartNoise team
will help accelerate this effort.
Selected teams can engage with technical and conceptual considerations incorporating SmartNoise and differential privacy into their project.
These collaboration activities are:
Applicant teams are responsible for their solution development and should have the following resources and qualifications:
Projects are expected to begin in March 2021 and complete within 6 months. Our goal is a focused effort to accelerate differential privacy solutions
in practice using SmartNoise and OpenDP. We do not offer financial support.
We will accept applications through March 1st, 2021. Selected applicants will be notified by April 1st, 2021.
To apply, you must submit the form below along with a description, no longer than three pages, of your project which covers the following areas.
Do not include any proprietary information in proposals. It is expected that selected teams will publish their work and results openly.
1. Problem Definition
Describe your project goal and how incorporating differential privacy into your project will allow you to achieve new insights while protecting privacy.
2. Impact on Society
Describe how your project can impact society by opening data or new insights not currently available by leveraging differential privacy.
3. Team Composition and Preparedness
Summarize your team's qualifications and readiness to execute the project leveraging differential privacy.
Please Note: All information submitted will only be used to determine which applicants are selected in the
program and to manage the program. Please do not disclose any proprietary details in your application submission.
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Please attach your project proposal document. Please include the following:
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