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  • The U.S. Census Bureau Adopts Differential Privacy 

    Abowd, John M. (KDD '18 Proceedings of the 24th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining, London, UK, 2018-08)
    The U.S. Census Bureau announced, via its Scientific Advisory Committee, that it would protect the publications of the 2018 End-to-End Census Test (E2E) using differential privacy. The E2E test is a dress rehearsal for the ...
  • Executive Compensation: Six Questions That Need Answering 

    Abowd, John M.; Kaplan, David (Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1999)
    This article address six questions concerning executive compensation, drawing on recent advances in the study of executive compensation, including the role of stock and option holdings: How much does executive compensation ...
  • What Is a Privacy-Loss Budget and How Is It Used to Design Privacy Protection for a Confidential Database? 

    Abowd, John M. (2018-02-01)
    Webinar for Privacy Day 2018, Sponsored by the ASA Committee on Privacy and Confidentiality. For statistical agencies, the Big Bang event in disclosure avoidance occurred in 2003 when Irit Dinur and Kobbi Nissim, two ...
  • CU-led consortium will test new confidential methods to mine census data 

    Steele, Bill (Cornell Chronicle, 2004-10-07)
    With modern computing power, data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Internal Revenue Service, law enforcement agencies and other branches of government can be combined to answer important public policy questions. The trick ...
  • Named Professorships 

    Unknown author (Cornell Chronicle, 2002-03-14)
    John M. Abowd, professor of labor economics in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations and director of the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER), was named the Edmund Ezra Day Professor of Industrial ...

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