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A Simple and Practical Algorithm for Differentially Private Data Release
Moritz Hardt · Katrina Ligett · Frank McSherry

Mon Dec 03 07:00 PM -- 12:00 AM (PST) @ Harrah’s Special Events Center 2nd Floor #None

We present a new algorithm for differentially private data release, based on a simple combination of the Exponential Mechanism with the Multiplicative Weights update rule. Our MWEM algorithm achieves what are the best known and nearly optimal theoretical guarantees, while at the same time being simple to implement and experimentally more accurate on actual data sets than existing techniques.

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Moritz Hardt (IBM Almaden Research)
Katrina Ligett (Hebrew U and Caltech)
Frank McSherry (Microsoft Research)

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