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Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye

Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye is an Assistant Professor at Imperial College London where he heads the Computational Privacy Group. In addition, he serves as a Special Adviser to EC Competition Commissioner Vestager. He is a research affiliate at MIT where he received his PhD from in 2015.

His research aims at understanding how the unicity of human behavior
impacts the privacy of individuals--through re-identification or
inference--in rich high-dimensional datasets such as mobile phone,
credit cards and browsing data.

Yves-Alexandre was recently named an Innovator under 35 for Belgium (TR35). His research has been published in Science and Nature, and covered by the BBC, CNN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His work on the
shortcomings of anonymization has appeared in reports of the World Economic Forum, United Nations, OECD, FTC, and the European Commission.

Yves-Alexandre has worked for the Boston Consulting Group and acted as an expert for both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations.