Virat Shejwalkar

Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
vshejwalkar (at) cs (dot) umass (dot) edu
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I'm a Ph.D. student at UMass Amherst advised by Professor Amir Houmansadr. My research interest is in security and privacy of machine learning. Specifically, I am interested in exploiting security flaws in distributed learning settings and develop robust learning algorithms. On the privacy side, I am interested in developing inference attacks and their defenses for both central and distributed learning settings. I also work on developing fair and differentially private algorithms to use with the Census data and on privacy aspects of location databases.

Before joining PhD, I worked on developing FELICS, a performance benchmarking tools for lightweight cryptography hardware in CryptoLux group in University of Luxembourg under the guidance of Professor Alex Biryukov. I completed my undergraduate studies in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from IIT Bombay, where, for my thesis, I developed countermeasures against side channel attacks on AES hardware under the guidance of Professor Virendra Singh.

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