Privacy Enhancing Technologies Yang Zhang

Registration for this course is open until Friday, 30.04.2021 23:59.



PETS kick-off

Dear all,

Welcome to PETS 2021.

The first lecture will start on April 21st, 12:30-14:00.

The zoom link is:




Privacy Enhancing Technologies



This course will cover the topic of data privacy from four aspects.

  • Social network privacy
  • Location privacy
  • Machine learning privacy
  • Differential privacy



  • Basic knowledge of machine learning and data mining
  • Python
  • Security background is not needed



Location: Online via Zoom

Lecturers: Yang Zhang

Assistants: Xinlei He (, Zheng Li (, Rui Wen (

Time: Wednesday 12:30 - 14:00

Contact: Rui Wen (

Office hour: Tuesday, 13:30-16:30; Friday, 13:30-16:30, 3.19 (Please send email for an appointment beforehand!)



- April 21st, Social Network Privacy: Attributes Inference

- April 28th, Social Network Privacy: Graph De-anonymization and New Communication Means

- May 5th, No lecture

- May 12th, PyTorch Q&A (Xinlei He and Zheng Li)

- May 19th, Machine Learning Privacy: Membership Inference

- May 26th, Machine Learning Privacy: Dataset Reconstruction

- June 2nd, Machine Learning Privacy: Attribute Inference

- June 9th, Machine Learning Privacy: Graph Neural Networks

- June 16th, No Lecture

- June 23rd, Location Privacy: Unicity, Attribute Inference, and Location Inference

- June 30th, Differential Privacy 1

- July 7th, Differential Privacy 2

- July 14th, Q&A


The course will be graded by 50% oral exam and 50% semester project.


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