Disciplines: Information Science
Kobbi Nissim is part of the Data Co-Ops Project, a cross-disciplinary initiative designing frameworks for data cooperatives. He is also McDevitt Chair in Computer Science, Georgetown University and affiliated with Georgetown Law. Nissim’s work is focused on the mathematical formulation and understanding of privacy. His work from 2003 and 2004 with Dinur and Dwork initiated rigorous foundational research of privacy and in 2006 he introduced differential privacy with Dwork, McSherry and Smith. Nissim was awarded the Caspar Bowden Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies in 2019, the Gödel Prize In 2017, the IACR TCC Test of Time Award in 2016 and in 2018, and the ACM PODS Alberto O. Mendelzon Test-of-Time Award in 2013.