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Mary Scott

About Me

I am a third year PhD student studying at the Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, supervised by Graham Cormode and Carsten Maple. I graduated from the Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, in the summer of 2019 with a BSc in Mathematics. I am a member of the Division of Theory and Foundations where research is concerned with the Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Complexity Theory, Logic, Automata and Formal Verification.

Research

My research area is privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs), specifically Differential Privacy. Over the past two years, I have written and submitted two papers on developing differentially private methods for releasing aggregated multi-dimensional messages, both of which have been accepted. I am currently working on characterising data heterogeneity in the framework of federated learning, in conjunction with the Alan Turing Institute.

Publications

Conferences, Presentations and Prizes

  • Foundations of Computer Science Theory Day 2022: Presentation on 'Differentially Private Measures of Statistical Heterogeneity for Vectors'
  • British International Conference on Databases 2022: Presentation on the accepted paper 'Applying the Shuffle Model of Differential Privacy to Vector Aggregation' [SlidesLink opens in a new window]
  • Warwick Postgraduate Colloquium in Computer Science 2021: Presentation on 'Aggregation and Transformation of Vector-Valued Messages in the Shuffle Model of Differential Privacy' [SlidesLink opens in a new window]; was also a Session Chair for presentations in the 'Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence' track
  • Centre for Urban Science and Progress London PhD Mini-Conference 2021: Presentation on 'Aggregation and Transformation of Vector-Valued Messages in the Shuffle Model of Differential Privacy' [SlidesLink opens in a new window]
  • Foundations of Computer Science Theory Workshop 2021: Presentation on 'Extending the Shuffle Model of Differential Privacy to Vectors' [SlidesLink opens in a new window]
  • Warwick Postgraduate Colloquium in Computer Science 2020: Presentation on 'Extending the Shuffle Model of Differential Privacy to Vectors' won the prize for Best Long Presentation [SlidesLink opens in a new window]; was also a member of the Organising Committee and Session Chair for presentations in the 'Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence' track
  • Centre for Urban Science and Progress London PhD Mini-Conference 2020: Presentation on 'Extending the Shuffle Model of Differential Privacy to Vectors' [SlidesLink opens in a new window]
  • Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research Conference 2020: Presentation on 'Extending the Shuffle Model of Differential Privacy to Vectors'
  • Newcastle UK Cyber Security PhD Winter School 2020: Poster session on 'New Algorithms for Differential Privacy' [PosterLink opens in a new window]
  • Warwick Postgraduate Colloquium in Computer Science 2019: Session Chair for presentations in the 'Theory, Foundations and Discrete Mathematics' track
  • Centre for Urban Science and Progress London PhD Mini-Conference 2019: Presentation on 'New Algorithms for Differential Privacy' [SlidesLink opens in a new window]
  • The Alan Turing Institute 2019: Presentation on 'Scalable Assessment of Linkage Risks' [SlidesLink opens in a new window]

Teaching

2020/21 academic year:

  • Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant for the undergraduate module Design of Information Structures (CS126)
  • Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant for the undergraduate module Programming for Computer Scientists (CS118)

2019/20 academic year:

  • Workshop/Demonstration Leader for the undergraduate module Design of Information Structures (CS126)
  • Online Tutor for the Warwick Online Learning Certificate (WOLC)

Office

My office is CS3.29, located on the 3rd floor of the Department of Computer Science. To arrange a meeting, please email me at Mary.P.Scott@warwick.ac.ukLink opens in a new window.

Contact

Mary.P.Scott@warwick.ac.uk

Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL