The greatest beauty and value of statistics stem from its role in collaborative cross-disciplinary research. Aleksandra Slavkovic’s primary research interest is in the area of data privacy and confidentiality, focusing on statistical disclosure limitation, statistical utility and their interplay with differential privacy, in the context of small and large scale surveys, health and genomic data, and network data. Other related past and current research interests include evaluation methods for human performance in virtual environments, statistical data mining, application of statistics to social sciences, algebraic statistics, and causal inference.
Slavkovic is a professor of statistics, with appointments at the Department of Statistics and the Institute for CyberScience at Penn State University, University Park, and at the Department of Public Health Sciences, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey. She received her PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004. She is currently serving at the Associate Dean for Graduate Education in Eberly College of Science at Penn State, and as an Associate Editor of the Annals of Applied Statistics and Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and an Elected member of the International Statistical Institute, and served on a number of National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council committees.