Fortunately, technologies such as blockchain, homomorphic encryption, secure multi-party computation, zero knowledge proofs, and secure hardware now make it possible for mutually distrusting organizations to share their data with each other in a secure, privacy-preserving, and tamper-proof manner. Policies are emerging on data use and governance. Columbia-IBM interns spend their summer asking and developing solutions to enhance and develop the technologies and polices to solve this data dilemma. Come listen to the Summer 2020 interns discuss their projects and learn how to apply for the Summer 2021 internship.
Internships cover a breadth of focus areas, including:
Area 1 - Technology, systems and algorithms: Advances in cryptography, game theory, network science, machine learning, and distributed systems that enable and incentivize trusted privacy preserving data sharing & secure distributed computations
Area 2 - Business model, services and applications: Innovative applications of blockchain and data transparency technologies to create monetization frameworks for data sharing, including building or studying specific industry use cases
Area 3 - Policy, regulation, law and behavior: Fundamental legal and policy frameworks for distributed data sharing networks, and business models to create, sustain, and evolve these networks and their applications