Prof Dr. Pinar Yolum

Pınar Yolum is an associate professor of computer science at Utrecht University, the Netherlands and a professor of computer engineering at Bogazici University, Turkey. She does research in privacy in online systems. She has (co-)authored more that 100 papers in selected journals and conferences. She serves on the Editorial Boards of various journals, including Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems and ACM Transactions on Internet Technology. She served as a board member of International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS) from 2010 to 2016. She served as the Program Co-Chair of International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) in 2011 and as general co-chair in 2015. She is one of the 25 inaugural members of North Carolina State University, Computer Science Department Alumni Hall of Fame. She is the recipient of 2017 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Turkey. She regularly writes for, a Turkish Website dedicated to sharing experiences about academic life in Turkey.



AI for preserving privacy in collaborative systems

Privacy is a major concern in collaborative systems, such as online social networks.  Online social networks allow users to specify privacy settings for a content, but usually the expected settings for different users conflict.  What do you do when one user wants to share a group picture with friends, while others are afraid the picture might go viral?  The talk will highlight computational difficulties of preserving privacy in collaborative systems and explain recent work done in academia to employ AI techniques to solve them.



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