Kobbi Nissim קובי נסים

e-mail: kobbi@cs.bgu.ac.il, kobbi@seas.harvard.edu.

I am a professor of computer science at the department of Computer Science, Ben-Gurion University. I am currently at the Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS), Harvard University.

My research is towards establishing rigorous practices for privacy in computation: identifying problems that result from the collection, sharing, and processing of information, formalizing these problems and studying them towards establishing solid practices and technological solutions. I am particularly interested in intersection points between privacy and various disciplines within and outside computer science: cryptography, machine learning, game theory, complexity, algorithms, statistics, databases, and privacy law and policy.

At Harvard I am a senior researcher of the Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data project.

In January 2016, I will receive the TCC Test of Time Award for my work with Cynthia Dwork, Frank McSherry, and Adam Smith "Calibrating Noise to Sensitivity in Private Data Analysis" [TCC 2006].

In 2013, I received the ACM PODS Alberto O. Mendelzon Test-of-Time Award for my work with Irit Dinur "Revealing Information while Preserving Privacy" [PODS 2003].

Publications: see my DBLP page and/or Google Scholar page.

Curriculum vitae: pdf, December 2014.