Dr. Uri Stemmer

SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCES
ביה"ס למדעי המחשב סגל אקדמי בכיר

Research

Uri’s research is focused on differential privacy, a formal mathematical framework for guaranteeing privacy protection when analyzing data. Recently emerging from the theoretical computer science literature, differential privacy is now in initial stages of implementation and use in various academic, industry, and government settings.

Look at your phone for example. Do you think that the manufacturer is "listening"? Do you care? Over the last year, big corporations like Google, Apple, and Microsoft have been utilizing differentially private algorithms in order to collect high-quality aggregate information from their users, while guaranteeing their users that no individual-specific information is even being collected.

Education

  • BSc in Electrical Engineering and BSc in Computer Science, Ben-Gurion University, 2007-2011

  • PhD in Computer Science, Ben-Gurion University, 2011-2016

Academic Appointments

  • Postdoc, Harvard University, 2016-2017

  • Postdoc, Weizmann Institute of Science, 2017-2018

  • Faculty member, Ben-Gurion University, 2018-2021

Awards and Prizes

  • ISF Grant, 2019

  • IBM PhD Fellowship, 2014

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