Learning, Privacy, and Mobile Data Workshop


The shift to mobile has made pocket-sized, sensor-packed, and computationally powerful devices ubiquitous. These devices have the potential for rich contextual understanding and natural interactions with their users. However, unlocking this potential requires addressing fundamental issues around privacy and supporting resources such as power and communication bandwidth. This workshop addresses these concerns with a focus on bringing the computation to the data rather than vice versa -- by deploying machine intelligence directly onto the user's device. Of particular interest is federated learning: a collaborative privacy-preserving training of contemporary machine intelligence models, such as deep networks, from massively distributed, user idiosyncratic, on-device data. We are further interested in privacy-preserving technologies for joining cloud-hosted data with data derived on-device, as well as trusted computing techniques for ensuring the integrity of computations in remote environments.

Workshops and Conferences

Each year Google hosts faculty summits and workshops, and sponsors many research symposia that highlight the latest and best research across computer science. These activities are a great way for us to collaborate and learn from our academic colleagues; they also give the academic community the opportunity to learn more about our challenges, as well as our innovation and technology. Learn more here.

Award Programs

While research at Google is vast and varied, we also know that it's at universities where some of the most exciting and game-changing research in computer science and technology is happening. We support academic communities to help further these innovation through our academic funding programs. Learn more here

Student Support

We are eager to recognize the researchers and innovators of tomorrow. Our student programs provide support through fellowships, scholarships, internships, and other opportunities. Learn more here.

Tools and Resources

Researchers here benefit from Google's incredible scale and infrastructure, and our vast set of tools. We are happy to be able to provide some of these as services to academic and external researchers. Google also has a variety of products and resources aimed to help students, teachers, schools, and universities in their pursuit of education. Learn more here.