Department of Computer Science
D329, Levine Research Science Building
Duke University, Durham NC 27708
Short Bio: My primary
research interests lie in data privacy, systems for massive data analytics, and
statistical methods for
extraction and entity resolution. Previously, I was a Senior Research
Scientist at Yahoo! Research. I received an M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell
University, and a B.Tech. from IIT-Madras. My thesis was awarded the 2009 SIGMOD Jim Gray Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention.
Curriculum Vitae and full bio.
Select Recent Publications: (full list)
Recent & Upcoming Talks:
- "Pufferfish: A Semantic Approach to Customizable Privacy", iDASH Workshop & DIMACS Differential Privacy Workshop, Rutgers University, San Diego, Oct 2012
- "Entity Resolution: Tutorial", (with L. Getoor) Very Large Databases Conference, August 2012
- "Entity Resolution: Tutorial", (with L. Getoor) AAAI Conference, August 2012
- "Privacy in Data Publishing: Tutorial (part I and part II)", (with J. Gehrke) IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 2009
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
I am looking for graduate and undergraduate student research assistants in
Computer Science and Statistics. Interested students are (i) requested to read at least two of the following articles (ACM Crossroads article, no free lunch, pufferfish privacy, and personalized social recommendations) before contacting me via email, and (ii) are encouraged to take my graduate course on privacy in the fall.