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Sarah Scheffler

Ph.D. Student in Computer Science, Boston University
I am a grad student in the BUSec group working with Prof. Mayank Varia. I am interested in improving the law's understanding of technology, and technology's understanding of the law and society. I believe that the current lack of mutual understanding between these fields is harming society and individuals caught in the crossfire. I hope to help by gaining and spreading an understanding of both fields. I am a studying applied cryptographer, including secure messaging, key derivation, MPC, and hash combiners. I also have a lot of opinions about machine learning, and how you shouldn't use it for things that bear high costs to individuals when the predictions are wrong, and at the very least you should be using algorithmic fairness techniques.

I am the current organizer of the Multi Party Computation Reading Group for BUSec and the Hariri Institute, and am an active member of the Cyber Security, Law, and Society Alliance.

I also made the BU CS department poster template for Beamer. Feel free to email me, make an issue, or make a pull request with complaints or suggestions.

Before I went to Boston University, I majored in computer science and mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. When not working on crypto research, I can often be found playing Dungeons & Dragons.

Artificial intelligence must know when to ask for human help

Mar 09, 2019 06:05 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Artificial intelligence systems are powerful tools for businesses and governments to process data and respond to changing situations, whether on the stock market or on a battlefield. But there are still some things AI isnt...

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Economy

JGB yields jump after investors shift to riskier assets following short-covering

The Japanese government bond yields jumped after investors shifted their interests toward riskier assets following a short-covering across all markets. The yield on the benchmark 10-year JGB note, which moves inversely...

USD/SGD likely to range trade between 1.345 and 1.362 in the weeks ahead, says Scotiabank

The USD/SGD currency pair is expected to range trade between 1.345 and 1.362 in the weeks ahead, on expectations that the US and China reach a trade deal in April or May finally, according to the latest research report...

Australian bond yields pare losses despite fall in U.S. peer amid global growth concerns

Australian government bond yields pared losses during Asian trading session Tuesday, as investors have largely shrugged-off the fall in the United States counterpart in the overnight session amid fears of global...

German bunds slide after Ifo business climate index cheers market investors; short-term 2-year auction eyed

The German bunds slid during European session Monday after the countrys Ifo business climate index cheered market investors ahead of the short-term 2-year auction, scheduled to be held on March 26 by 10:40GMT, which shall...

JGBs jump tracking part inversion of U.S. Treasury yield curve on concerns over global economic downturn

The Japanese government bonds closed higher tracking a partial inversion of the United States Treasury yield curve after the 3-month rate overtook the benchmark 10-year peer as investors remained concerned over a global...

Politics

Politicians suing for defamation is usually a bad idea: here's why

When The Project host Waleed Aly began his editorial in the wake of the Christchurch massacre, he apologised that these wont be my best words. He was wrong. The YouTube clip of his poignant commentary has been viewed...

Melania Trump Did Not Let Ivanka Trump Take Over the White House East Wing, 'Kushner, Inc.' Author Alleges

Since United States President Donald Trump and his family occupied the White House, there have been several books released allegedly exposing the behind-the-scenes interactions among the first family and other Presidential...

Donald Trump 2019: Nancy Pelosi is Surprisingly Against His Impeachment and Here’s Why

The Democrats want Donald Trump to be impeached as soon as possible. They have been calling for the Congress to start the impeachment proceedings now but it appears that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not for it. In a...

Vladimir Putin 2019: Activist Jailed for Putting Up Russian President’s Gravestone

Vladimir Putins hater set up a fake gravestone in the middle of the Russian city, Naberezhnye Chelny, and the act landed him in jail. The fake gravestone featured the presidents picture and the year 1952-2019 was written...

Melania Trump’s #FakeMelania Conspiracy Theory Resurfaced; People Think There Is Someone Pretending to be the FLOTUS

Melania Trump is being accused of casting someone to fill in for her in events like visits to states. The FLOTUS is said to be using a body double so it will appear that she is present on occasions that she should...

Science

Cancer Cure 2019: Possible Treatment for Cancer Caused by Severe Skin Disease Is Being Developed

A group of researchers is recently focused on coming up with a cure for skin cancer that developed from a severe skin disease called recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB). This medical progress is especially...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Advancements in Treatments and Therapies Continue Now Help Patients Return to ‘Non-Frail State’

For decades, scientists and researchers have been working hard in finding the complete cure for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). While the ultimate cure for HIV/AIDS is not...

CRISPR gene editing: Why we need Slow Science

In a newly published article in Nature, a group of prominent scientists and ethicists have called for a moratorium on clinical research using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing. This moratorium deals with the use of CRISPR/Cas9...

Cancer Cure 2019: University of Colorado Research Sparks Hope as AML Patient Marks 2nd Anniversary of Remission

Despite the advancement of science and technology that the world has seen through the past decades, cancer diagnoses remains a piece of very heavy news to whoever receives it. Humanity has yet to find the ultimate cure for...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Hopes Are Up for Potential Cure as 2nd Patient Goes on HIV Remission

The whole world is still on the lookout for the ultimate cure for patients infected with human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). A recent development sparked hope as one patient...

Technology

AirPods 2 Latest News, Update: Orders of Apple’s Second-Generation Wireless Earphones to Arrive This Week

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‘Jump Force’ DLC, Updates, Features: Free Costumes Dropping in April; New Playable Characters Follow in May

Within two months since the official release of Jump Force, fans can expect new sets of contents coming to the game. By April, developers will drop free costumes to be followed by some paid downloadable contents. These...

‘Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers’ Release Date, Features: Will Square Enix Add a Healer Class Before July Launch?

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is still a few months away from its official launch. Square Enix has been revealing more gameplay details recently, but not exactly what fans wanted to hear. Just last week, the...

‘World of Warcraft Classic’ Release Date, Update: Community Ecstatic After Blizzard Listened to Players Regarding Potential Loot Abuse

As summer draws to a close, players who have been patiently waiting for World of Warcraft Classic are getting restless by the day. Fortunately, Blizzard has done a good job at keeping the community updated and listening to...

‘GTA 6’ Release Date: The Three Rumors Involving the Protagonists of the Sixth Entry

Since GTA 5 is approaching its sixth year anniversary, its no surprise that fans of the franchise are asking questions about the next entry. So far, however, Rockstar has yet to break their silence about GTA 6 and the...
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