PhD Student, UCSD

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About me


I'm Chhavi Yadav. My name is pronounced as ch-uh-v-ih y-ah-d-uh-v.

I'm a machine learning (ML) researcher, broadly interested in foundations of Trustworthy ML and ML Security. My interest is in evaluation and measurements, through which trust can be built but also broken, even without being adversarial. My recent work was on secure verification using cryptographic tools, 'certified' auditing and explainability.

I'm a co-founder of The Trustworthy ML Initiative.

Currently, I'm a 4th year PhD student in the Computer Science & Engineering Department at UC San Diego.  I am advised by Prof. Kamalika Chaudhuri.

Before coming to UCSD, I received a Master's in Computer Science from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU. I was lucky to be advised by Léon Bottou and Prof. Narges Razavian.

I have spent some amazing time working at IBM Research, Walmart Labs, Udacity & Mercedes-Benz R&D in the past.

Please reach out if you have a cool idea and want to talk to me! I would love to collaborate. I also look forward to mentoring students who are interested in research.

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