I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta and an Alberta machine intelligence institute (Amii) fellow. I received my PhD in Computer Science and my Masters of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

My research interests are broadly in the development and evaluation of human-centered technical privacy solutions; including the use of privacy mechanisms for data analysis and AI. I aim to develop human-centered privacy technology through the parallel study of technical solutions for private computation (privacy in machine learning and private set intersections) alongside the corresponding user perceptions, concerns, and comprehension of these developments.

Selected Service

  • ACM CCS Program Committee 2023, 2024
  • Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) Program Committee 2024
  • AAAI Program Committee 2024
  • PoPETs Program Committee 2023, 2024

Upcoming and Recent Talks
November 2023, “Comprehension from Chaos: Towards Informed Consent for Private Computation”, ACM CCS 2023, Copenhagen, Denmark.

October 2023, “Privacy and AI in Society”, Amii DevCon Keynote, Edmonton, Alberta.

Erdös Number Trivia
You can find Erdös trivia here, about what is an Erdös number and why the collaboration graphs are (mathematically) interesting. As a fun note, I have an Erdös number of 2. A co-author of Paul Erdös is said to have an Erdös number of 1, and there are 511 people with this number. One of them, Douglas R. Stinson, is a collaborator of mine, which is why I have a two. Interestingly, your number (distance from Erdös via a collaboration graph), is likely smaller than you may expect.