Meet CBI fellow William Agnew: Applying technology to empower marginalized communities
William Agnew combines deep technical expertise in Computer Science with an already vast experience in community building and non-profit organization to empower marginalized communities with usable privacy, security, and data and model ownership tools. In collaboration with Sauvik Das, they seek to develop and share tools that allow marginalized individuals and communities to own and meaningfully control their data, and models derived from that data.
Meet CBI Faculty Host: Sauvik Das
Sauvik Das directs the SPUD (Security, Privacy, Usability and Design) Lab, which works at the intersection of human computer interfaces, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. His work is oriented around answering the question, "how can we design systems that empower people with improved agency over their personal data and experiences online?" He will be hosting the CBI fellow William Agnew, focusing on advancing this line of work with an emphasis on marginalized communities.
Meet CBI fellow Pratiksha Thaker: Protecting privacy in future data pipelines
Pratiksha Thaker is an expert in building fast and efficient distributed data processing systems at scale. As a CBI fellow working with Virginia Smith and Steven Wu, she aims to utilize her expertise to build systems that make differential privacy more practical, particularly within the framework of federated learning.