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Ashwinkumar Venkatanaga Machanavajjhala

Associate Professor of Computer Science
Computer Science

Research Interests


My research focuses on studying privacy and fairness aspects of living in a surveillance society and on developing practical algorithms and systems for the privacy preserving storage and analysis of sensitive data. 

Selected Grants


RAISE: C-Accel Pilot - Track A1: Credible Open Knowledge Network

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by University of Texas at Arlington · 2019 - 2022

RAPID: Poirot: From Contact Tracing to Private Exposure Detection

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2020 - 2022

System P: A Private Data Analytics Engine Optimized for Utility

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Massachusetts - Amherst · 2015 - 2021

TWC: Medium: Collaborative Research: Re[DP]: Realistic Data Mining under Differential Privacy

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2014 - 2020

Private Mobility Data Publication, Integration and Analysis

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Google Inc. · 2017 - 2019

RAISE: C-Accel Pilot - Track A1: Credible Open Knowledge Network

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by University of Texas at Arlington · 2019 - 2022

RAPID: Poirot: From Contact Tracing to Private Exposure Detection

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2020 - 2022

System P: A Private Data Analytics Engine Optimized for Utility

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Massachusetts - Amherst · 2015 - 2021

TWC: Medium: Collaborative Research: Re[DP]: Realistic Data Mining under Differential Privacy

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2014 - 2020

Private Mobility Data Publication, Integration and Analysis

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Google Inc. · 2017 - 2019

CAREER: PROTEUS: A practical and rigorous toolkit for privacy

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2013 - 2019

CIF21 DIBBs: An Integrated System for Public/Private Access to Large-scale, Confidential Social Science Data

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2015 - 2018

III: Student Travel Fellowships for SIGMOD 2017

ConferenceCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2017 - 2017

Protecting Visual Secrets with Private-Eye

Institutional SupportCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Google Inc. · 2014 - 2017

External Relationships


  • Tumult Labs

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