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Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye – Advisor

Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye
Advisor

Yves-Alexandre is a postdoctoral researcher in computational privacy at Harvard IQSS. He received his Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab. His research aims at understanding how the unicity of human behavior impacts the privacy of individuals–through re-identification or inference–in large-scale metadata datasets such as mobile phone, credit cards, or browsing data. Yves-Alexandre was recently named an Innovator under 35 for Belgium (TR35). His research has been published in Science and Nature SRep. and covered by the BBC, CNN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, El Pais as well as in his TEDx talks. His work on the shortcomings of anonymization has appeared in reports of the World Economic Forum, United Nations, OECD, FTC, and the European Commission. Yves-Alexandre has worked for the Boston Consulting Group and acted as an expert for both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations.

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