WiSE Gabilan Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Computer Science
- 1905, Master's Degree, University of Michigan
- Doctoral Degree, Computer Science, Stanford University
- Bachelor's Degree, Mathematics with Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
I am a WiSE Gabilan Assistant Professor of Computer Science at USC. My research aims to develop and deploy algorithms and technologies that enable data-driven innovations while preserving privacy.
Previously, I was a Research Scientist at Google. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University, where I was a Cisco Systems Stanford Graduate Fellow advised by Prof. Rajeev Motwani and Prof. Ashish Goel. My Ph.D. thesis focused on protecting privacy when mining and sharing user data, and has been recognized by 2011-2012 Arthur L. Samuel Thesis Award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the Computer Science department at Stanford. I am also a co-winner of the 2011 PET Award for exposing privacy violations of microtargeted advertising and a runner-up for the 2015 PET Award for RAPPOR, the first commercial deployment of differential privacy.
My research interests are in data privacy, privacy-preserving algorithms and technologies; big data applications; and large-scale data mining of social and information networks.
- 2011 Co-Winner of the PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies
- 2012 Stanford University Arthur L. Samuel Thesis Award
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