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MSc Thesis Defense Announcement by Dipesh S. Patel:"Parallel Implementation of Privacy-preserving Multi-layer Neural Networks"

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 10:30 to 12:00


The School of Computer Science is pleased to present…

MSc Thesis Defense by: Dipesh S. Patel

Date: Thursday May 7th, 2020
Time:  10:30 AM – 12:00PM



With recent technological advancements, the amount of personal user data that is being generated is immense. Due to the large volume of data, machine learning algorithms such as neural networks are serving as the backbone to derive patterns from this data quickly. This need for big data analytics comes at the cost of the privacy of user data. The second challenge that must be solved relates to the scalability of the machine learning algorithm. Neural networks are known to deteriorate as the volume of the data increases due to complex sum and sigmoid calculations. Therefore, in this thesis, an attempt to parallelize the neural network while also maintaining the privacy of user data is made. This model would provide a viable option for big data analytics without sacrificing the privacy of individual users while also maintaining precision and the classification accuracy of the model. The implementation of the parallelized privacy preserving neural network will be based on the MapReduce computing model which provides advanced features such as fault tolerance, data replication, and load balancing.

Thesis Committee: 

Internal Reader: Dr. Dima Alhadidi
External Reader: Dr. Balakumar Balasingam
Advisor: Dr. Saeed Samet
Chair: Dr. Ahmad Biniaz

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