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Boston QSP April 2020 Event Announcement * Event POSTPONED*


Boston QSP is postponing this event out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19 situation. The new event date is TBD.


Boston QSP is excited to announce our rescheduled April (originally February) event in the Innovation in BioPharma and Digital Health (IBDH) series. This event will feature a talk by Anne Kim, co-founder and CEO of Secure AI Labs. The talk is titled "Secure Methods for Analysis and Computation" and will be followed by a mixer and reception where you can enjoy great company and conversation with fellow community members over chilled craft beers and delicious pizza from a local small business.

The venue is sponsored by CIC. The event is sponsored by Secured AI Labs, and food sponsored by Roche Brothers Supermarkets|Catering.


5:00-5:30 PM: Registration (outside Havana Room)

5:30-6:20 PM: Presentation and Q&A. Presentation title: “Secure Methods for Analysis and Computation” (Havana Room)

6:20-7:30 PM: Mixer & Reception (Venture Café, a few steps down the hallway from the

Havana room)

Venue: Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Broadway, Cambridge.

RSVP here Limited seats. * Please do not hesitate to RSVP on the waiting list if the RSVP is full as some guests "un-RSVP" as the event gets closer.

Speaker Detail:

Anne Kim is co-founder and CEO of Secure AI Labs, which is based on her graduate work at MIT. She worked with Professor Alex "Sandy" Pentland, principal investigator of the Human Dynamics Group at the MIT Media Lab, on federated learning and blockchain solutions for clinical trial optimization using Open Algorithms (OPAL). Outside of her research, Anne has done a number of different projects in computer science and molecular biology including: quantum chemistry simulations, genome-wide association studies, natural language processing for electronic health records, machine learning, and cyberbiosecurity work with the EFF, ACLU, and DEFCON. Anne sees accessibility to healthcare as a right, and believes that the interface between biology, healthcare policy, and technology is a promising way to achieve that mission.


In computational analysis, research often starts with sensitive datasets from molecular data to genomic data or anything in between. Securing the data and staying HIPAA/GDPR while also using it for accurate research and discovery can be quite difficult. In this meeting, I will be presenting a brief survey of methods in privacy-preserving analysis: homomorphic encryption, multi-party computation, federated learning, Secure Enclave, and zero knowledge proofs.

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***This event below has been postponed as well***

We would also like to draw your attention to the 8th Annual New England Life Sciences Panorama on March 12th, 2020, organized by French and American Chamber of Commerce, New England. This event will focus on Deconstructing the Cost of Health Care: a Roadmap to Pricing, Access and Reimbursement for New Therapies. The Boston QSP community members will get a discount code.

$35 discount code for Boston QSP members: LSP2020BQSP Register here. Enter the DISCOUNT CODE and then APPLY. Then you can register under GENERAL ADMISSION


About Boston QSP

Boston QSP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to foster the sharing of QSP knowledge, challenges, solutions, and opportunities to advance the field​ as an interdisciplinary community in Boston.

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