Ashwin Machanavajjhala

Associate Professor

Ashwin Machanavajjhala is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Duke University, and co-founder of Tumult Labs. His primary research interests lie in algorithms for privacy preserving data analytics with a focus on differential privacy. He is an ACM Distinguished Member, a recipient of the ACM SIGMOD 2021 Test of Time and IEEE ICDE 2017 Influential Paper awards, and the NSF Faculty Early CAREER award in 2013. In collaboration with the US Census Bureau, he is credited with developing the first real world deployment of differential privacy. Ashwin graduated with a Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science, Cornell University and a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Department of Computer Science

Contact Information

  • Office Location: D329, Levine Research Science Building Duke University, Durham NC 27708
  • Office Phone: 919-660-6590