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    I am a WiSE Gabilan Assistant Professor of Computer Science at USC. Previously, I was a Research Scientist at Google. My research interests are: data privacy, privacy-preserving algorithms and technologies; big data applications; and large-scale data mining of social and information networks. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University, where I was a Cisco Systems Stanford Graduate Fellow advised by Prof. Rajeev Motwani (RIP, Rajeev) and Prof. Ashish Goel. My Ph.D. thesis focused on protecting privacy when mining and sharing user data, and has been recognized by 2011-2012 Arthur L. Samuel Thesis Award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the Computer Science department at Stanford. While at Stanford, I collaborated with students and faculty from the Research on Algorithms for the Internet group. I was also fortunate to intern at Microsoft Research, Facebook, Yahoo! Research, and PARC.