Ashwinkumar Venkatanaga Machanavajjhala

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science

Contact Information

  • Office Phone: +1 919 660 6535
  • Email Address:


  • Ph.D. Cornell University, 2008

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. 

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2013

Courses Taught

  • COMPSCI 891: Special Readings in Computer Science
  • COMPSCI 590: Advanced Topics in Computer Science
  • COMPSCI 394: Research Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 393: Research Independent Study

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