Om Thakkar is a fifth year PhD student, advised by Adam Smith, in both the Security Group and the Theoretical Computer Science Group, in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University. His research is in privacy-preserving data analysis, with a specific focus on differential privacy and its applications to machine learning, deep learning, and adaptive data analysis. Om completed the first 3.5 years of his PhD in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, advised by Adam Smith. Before joining Penn State, Om completed his BTech in Information and Communication Technology in 2014, at the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute, India.
- Data Privacy: Foundations and Applications, Spring 2019. Visiting Graduate Student.