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Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science and Microsoft announce a major collaboration to develop an open data differential privacy platform

September 26, 2019

Gary King, Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor and director of Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) will be leading our collaboration with Microsoft to build a platform to ensure data is kept private, while enabling researchers from academia, government, nonprofits, and the private sector to gain new and novel insights that can rapidly advance human knowledge. This project is intended to provide both mathematical guarantees of...

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Safe Data Sharing: How Harvard-developed research tools helped Suso Baleato win the 2019 poster prize of the FAS Postdoc Research Symposium

September 12, 2019
by Patrick McVay

Ask Dr. Suso Baleato about how his past two years working as a postdoctoral fellow at IQSS furthered his research, and he will talk less about the research itself than about the exciting technologies that have enabled it to be analyzed and made public... Read more about Safe Data Sharing: How Harvard-developed research tools helped Suso Baleato win the 2019 poster prize of the FAS Postdoc Research Symposium

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Remembering Sidney Verba

March 21, 2019
Forthcoming in PS
by Kay Lehman Schlozman (Boston College)
and Henry E. Brady (University of California, Berkeley)


Political science lost one of its most respected—and beloved—colleagues on March 4, 2019. Sidney Verba of Harvard University made lasting contributions to several fields within political science at the same time that, as head of the Harvard’s library system, he pioneered the application of emerging digital technologies to the way information is accessed, stored, and used by libraries. ... Read more about Remembering Sidney Verba