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Om Thakkar


Senior Research Scientist, Google

I am a Senior Research Scientist at Google, working in the team of Françoise Beaufays. My 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.

Before joining Google, I graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Boston University (BU) in 2019. I was very fortunate to be advised by Dr. Adam Smith. At BU, I was a part of the Security group, and the Theoretical Computer Science group. I completed the first 3.5 years of my Ph.D. in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, advised by Dr. Adam Smith. Before joining Penn State, I completed my B.Tech. in Information and Communication Technology from the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute, India in 2014.