Ashwin Machanavajjhala is an Assistant Professor in the
Department of Computer Science, Duke University. Previously, he was a
Senior Research Scientist in the Knowledge Management group at Yahoo!
Research. His primary research interests lie in data privacy, systems for massive data analytics, and
statistical methods for information
extraction and entity resolution. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2013. Ashwin graduated with a Ph.D. from the
Department of Computer Science, Cornell University. His thesis work on
defining and enforcing privacy was awarded the 2008 ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray
Dissertation Award Honorable Mention. He has also received an M.S. from
Cornell University and a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from
the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.