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Department of Computing Scinece
University of Alberta
3-04 Athabasca Hall
Initial of first name plus full last name AT ualberta.ca

About Me

I am an assistant professor at the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta, and a PI of the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (AMII). In Spring 2019 I will participate in the Data Privacy: Foundations and Applications program at Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing.

Before joining UofA, I was a visitor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Ottawa. Prior to that I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Research on Computation and Society, under the supervision of the brilliant Prof. Salil Vadhan, at Harvard's School for Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), as well as a proud member of the Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data project (until August 2016). Before joining Harvard, I was a Research Fellow at the Theoretical Foundations of Big Data program at Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing. I completed my PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, advised by the ingenious-as-a-gross-understatement Prof. Avrim Blum. I got my M.Sc in computer science from the Weizmann Institute of Science, where I had the honor of being advised by Prof. Oded Goldreich. I have a B.Sc magna cum laude in math and computer science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, where I was fortunate to work with Prof. Nati Linial as part of Amirim honors program.

My research interests lie in theoretical computer science, machine learning in general and clustering in particular, algorithmic game theory and privacy. Differential privacy has been the focus of my research in last years.

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