Biography

Saswat Das is currently pursuing an Integrated Master’s of Science degree at the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), an off-campus centre of Homi Bhabha National Institute, India, with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. He also currently is a student researcher in Dr. Subhankar Mishra’s lab (a.k.a SM Lab) at the School of Computer Sciences, NISER and at Dr. Ferdinando Fioretto’s Lab at EECS, Syracuse University. His research deals broadly with privacy and security; more precisely, his research interests include differential privacy, privacy-preserving machine learning (including differentially private machine learning and federated learning), cryptography, and network security.

He is based in Bhubaneswar, but spent a major chunk of his childhood in Navi Mumbai. Reach out to him anytime to discuss research ideas and opportunities, and invitations to give talks on his research interests.

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Interests
  • Differential Privacy
  • Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning
  • Cryptography
Education
  • Integrated MSc (Mathematics Major and Computer Science Minor), 2023

    National Institute of Science Education and Research, HBNI

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
EECS, Syracuse University
Visiting Research Scholar/Former Summer Intern
Jun 2022 – Present Syracuse, NY, USA
Currently working under the supervision of Dr. Ferdinando Fioretto, beginning with an internship in the summer of 2022 (June ‘22 - August ‘22) on research related to (but not limited to) differential privacy and fairness in data analysis (including demographic analysis) and AI.
 
 
 
 
 
SM Lab, NISER, HBNI
Student Researcher
Mar 2021 – Present Odisha, IN
Currently working on various projects related to differential privacy and privacy-preserving machine learning.
 
 
 
 
 
Stanford University
Section Leader, CodeInPlace
Stanford University
Apr 2021 – May 2020
Taught Python to a section of students from across the globe using material from Stanford University’s CS106A course.
 
 
 
 
 
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Attendee, Summer School on Computer & Cyber Security
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Sep 2020 – Sep 2020
Attended Technion’s Summer School which covered several topics broadly pertaining to privacy and cybersecurity, and the economic aspects of it.
 
 
 
 
 
School of Computer Sciences, NISER, HBNI
Winter Intern
School of Computer Sciences, NISER, HBNI
Dec 2019 – Jan 2020 Odisha, IN
Studied zero-knowledge proofs, zk-SNARKs, and ZeroCash.
 
 
 
 
 
School of Computer Sciences, NISER, HBNI
Summer Intern
School of Computer Sciences, NISER, HBNI
May 2019 – Jul 2019 Odisha, IN
Studied and presented talks on blockchain technologies, cryptocurrencies, and smart contracts.

Articles and Publications

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(2022). Fair Context-Aware Privacy Threat Modelling. In WPTM 2022, USENIX.

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