Privacy in the Big Data Era

Privacy has recently become an increasing concern in the emerging big data era, especially for the applications involving personal data such as travel routes, financial records, medical databases, etc. Hence, enabling accurate big data analysis without revealing individual's sensitive information poses an urgent research challenge. In this seminar, we will systematically discuss the privacy-preserving techniques in both the data transfer phase and the data publishing phase of the data cycle. First, we will present our industrial practice in privacy-preserving techniques in treating real-life datasets. Second, we will explore the deep roots of privacy in Information Theory. Finally, we will discuss privacy protection during data transfer (mostly wireless transfer) and during data publishing.


Bio: Ming Ding (M’12-SM’17) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees (with first class Hons.) in electronics engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Shanghai, China, and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in signal and information processing from SJTU, in 2004, 2007, and 2011, respectively. From April 2007 to September 2014, he worked at Sharp Laboratories of China in Shanghai, China as a Researcher/Senior Researcher/Principal Researcher. He also served as the Algorithm Design Director and Programming Director for a system-level simulator of future telecommunication networks in Sharp Laboratories of China for more than 7 years. Currently, he is a senior research scientist at Data61, CSIRO, in Sydney, NSW, Australia. He has authored over 90 papers in IEEE journals and conferences, all in recognized venues, and about 20 3GPP standardization contributions, as well as a Springer book “Multi-point Cooperative Communication Systems: Theory and Applications”. Also, he holds 16 US patents and co-invented another 100+ patents on 4G/5G technologies in CN, JP, EU, etc. Currently, he is an editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Besides, he is or has been Guest Editor/Co-Chair/Co-Tutor/TPC member of several IEEE top-tier journals/conferences, e.g., the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, the IEEE Communications Magazine, and the IEEE Globecom Workshops, etc. He was the lead speaker of the industrial presentation on unmanned aerial vehicles in IEEE Globecom 2017, which was awarded as the Most Attended Industry Program in the conference. Also, he was awarded in 2017 as the Exemplary Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

Date & time

3–4pm 15 Jul 2019



Dr Ming Ding



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