ashwin

Ashwin Machanavajjhala

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
D329, Levine Research Science Building
Duke University, Durham NC 27708

Phone: 919-660-6590
Email: firstname@cs.duke.edu          




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Short Bio: My primary research interests lie in privacy in statistical databases, privacy in augmented reality systems, and systems for massive data analytics. Previously, I was a Senior Research Scientist at Yahoo! Research. My thesis was awarded the 2009 SIGMOD Jim Gray Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention.
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Prospective Students: I am primarily interested statistical privacy, or the problem of disclosing aggregate statistics about data collected from individuals, while ensuring that individuals level sensitive properties are not disclosed. This problem appears in a number of diverse application settings including in the US Census, social networks, search logs, location tracking, etc. Read one of the following articles to get an idea of my research: (
ACM Crossroads article, no free lunch in privacy, CACM article, Blowfish privacy). 

I am also interested in privacy of visual secrets in augmented reality systems -- an evergrowing threat due to the popularity of camera driven devices like smart phones and Google Glasses. Read this paper for an overview of our research.

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