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Smart electric meters pose a substantial threat to the privacy of individuals in their own homes. Combined with non-intrusive load monitors, smart meter data can reveal precise home appliance usage information. An emerging solution to behavior leakage in smart meter measurement data is the use of battery-based load hiding. In this approach, a battery is(More)
— In this paper, we tackle the problem of constructing a differentially private synopsis for two-dimensional datasets such as geospatial datasets. The current state-of-the-art methods work by performing recursive binary partitioning of the data domains, and constructing a hierarchy of partitions. We show that the key challenge in partition-based synopsis(More)
We introduce a novel privacy framework that we call Membership Privacy. The framework includes positive membership privacy, which prevents the adversary from significantly increasing its ability to conclude that an entity is in the input dataset, and negative membership privacy, which prevents leaking of non-membership. These notions are parameterized by a(More)
—A probabilistic password model assigns a probability value to each string. Such models are useful for research into understanding what makes users choose more (or less) secure passwords, and for constructing password strength meters and password cracking utilities. Guess number graphs generated from password models are a widely used method in password(More)
In recent years, many approaches to differentially privately publish histograms have been proposed. Several approaches rely on constructing tree structures in order to decrease the error when answer large range queries. In this paper, we examine the factors affecting the accuracy of hierarchical approaches by studying the mean squared error (MSE) when(More)
Most RNAs generated by the human genome have no protein-coding ability and are termed non-coding RNAs. Among these include circular RNAs, which include exonic circular RNAs (circRNA), mainly found in the cytoplasm, and intronic RNAs (ciRNA), predominantly detected in the nucleus. The biological functions of circular RNAs remain largely unknown, although(More)
Angiogenesis and invasion are essential processes for solid tumor growth and dissemination. The tumor development process can be dependent on the activation of a series of signaling pathways, including growth factor-activated pathways. MicroRNAs have been shown to be critical for tumorigenesis, but their roles in cancer angiogenesis, invasion and other(More)
Various non-coding regions of the genome, once presumed to be 'junk' DNA, have recently been found to be transcriptionally active. In particular, pseudogenes are now known to have important biological roles. Here we report that transcripts of the two tumour suppressor candidate-2 pseudogenes (TUSC2P), found on chromosomes X and Y, are homologous to the(More)
Due to an altered expression of oncogenic factors and tumor suppressors, aggressive cancer cells have an intrinsic or acquired resistance to chemotherapeutic agents. This typically contributes to cancer recurrence after chemotherapy. microRNAs are short non-coding RNAs that are involved in both cell self-renewal and cancer development. Here we report that(More)
Here we show that transgenic expression of miR-17 extends lifespan and inhibits cellular senescence. We propose that miR-17 acts as a critical regulator of cellular senescence and tumorigenesis. We demonstrate that miR-17 targets both ADCY5 and IRS1, upregulating the downstream signals MKP7, FoxO3, LC3B, and HIF1α, and downregulating mTOR, c-myc, cyclin D1,(More)