My research interests span several areas such as privacy-preserving data analysis, machine learning, optimization, and information and coding theory. I am broadly interested in studying the tension/harmony between data analysis and machine learning on one hand and other notions of central importance to people and society such as privacy and security. In my work, I enjoy applying various tools from several areas such as learning theory, optimization, statistics, and information and coding theory.
Since Fall 2017, I have been an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University. Before joining OSU, I was a data-science postdoctoral fellow at University of California, San Diego. Prior to this, I was a postdoc in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. I completed my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Maryland, College Park, in 2012. I am a recipient of Google Faculty Research Award for year 2018.