Saswat Das

Saswat Das

PhD Student in Computer Science

SEAS, University of Virginia

About Me

I am a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Virginia (UVA). I am fortunate to be advised by Dr. Ferdinando Fioretto as a member of the RAISE Group at UVA. My research interests are broadly situated within the fascinating area of trustworthy/responsible AI; more precisely, these include differential privacy, algorithmic fairness, adversarial robustness. I am also interested in cryptography and topics related to security.

Prior to this, I pursued an Integrated M.Sc. (BS+MS) 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. I also was a student researcher at the School of Computer Sciences at NISER (2021-2023).

Reach out to me anytime for discussing ideas, regarding opportunities and to give talks on my research. I’m open to research internship opportunities for the Summer of 2024 and collaborations in general!

  • Differential Privacy
  • Privacy-Preserving and Fair Machine Learning
  • Trustworthy AI
  • Cryptography/Security
  • PhD (Computer Science), 2023 - Present

    SEAS, University of Virginia

  • Integrated M.Sc. (BS+MS) (Mathematics Major and Computer Science Minor), 2018 - 23

    National Institute of Science Education and Research, HBNI


SEAS, University of Virginia
PhD Student
Aug 2023 – Present Charlottesville, VA, USA
EECS, Syracuse University
Visiting Research Scholar/Collaborator
Jun 2022 – May 2023 Syracuse, NY, USA
Student Researcher
Mar 2021 – May 2023 Odisha, IN
Stanford University
Section Leader, CodeInPlace
Stanford University
Apr 2021 – May 2020
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Attendee, Summer School on Computer & Cyber Security
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Sep 2020 – Sep 2020
School of Computer Sciences, NISER, HBNI
Winter Intern
School of Computer Sciences, NISER, HBNI
Dec 2019 – Jan 2020 Odisha, IN
School of Computer Sciences, NISER, HBNI
Summer Intern
School of Computer Sciences, NISER, HBNI
May 2019 – Jul 2019 Odisha, IN

Articles, Book Chapters, and Publications

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(2023). Advances in Differential Privacy and Differentially Private Machine Learning - A Survey. In Information Technology Security (Springer Nature).

(2023). Privacy and Bias Analysis of Disclosure Avoidance Systems. Under Review.


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

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