Spring 2019

Automated Verification meets Differential Privacy

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 3:30 pm4:15 pm

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Aws Albarghouthi (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

I will describe our recent efforts in automatically verifying correctness and accuracy of differentially private algorithms. I will show how traditional techniques from logic-based software verification can be extended to the probabilistic setting, by synthesizing appropriate axiomatizations of the probabilistic semantics. The result is a powerful technique that can automatically prove the correctness and accuracy of sophisticated algorithms from the differential privacy literature.