Dr. Valerio Maggio, Senior Research Associate of the Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, has been awarded a Fellowship from the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI).
The focus of his fellowship will be on Privacy-Enhancing technologies for Machine Learning. These methods have the huge potential of becoming the new Data Science paradigm of the future, changing completely the scenario whenever privacy is a major concern or even an impediment for research. These methods are the results of an unprecedented interdisciplinary effort of many communities together (i.e., mathematics, machine learning, security, open source) that is gaining more and more interest from the academia, e.g. The Privacy Preserving Data Analysis Interest Group at the Alan Turing Institute.
With this fellowship, Dr. Maggio wishes to disseminate the knowledge about these new emerging technologies, specifically focusing on the research software tools available for Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning (PPML) workflows. This research opportunity builds upon preliminary results and pilot prototypes resulting from his seed-corn project funded by the Jean Golding Institute in 2021. Dr. Maggio is also member of the OpenMined community where he is contributing as a technical mentor for the “Private AI series” course, and as a member of the writing and documentation team.