Olya Ohrimenko
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I am an associate professor in School of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne that I joined in 2020. Prior to that I spent 6 years at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, where I was a principal researcher leading work on Confidential AI and I/O side-channel mitigation. Between 2014 and 2016, I was the Microsoft Fellow at Darwin College in Cambridge University. I received Sc.M. and Ph.D. from Brown University (supervised by Roberto Tamassia), and B.CS. (Hons) from The University of Melbourne (research project supervised by Peter Stuckey). During my PhD I did internships at IBM Research Zurich with Christian Cachin, Microsoft Research Redmond with Seny Kamara and Google (x2). My Erdős number is 3 (times 3 from Claire Mathieu, Michael Mitzenmacher and Eli Upfal). I was a finalist in AI in Cyber Security category of Women in AI Asia-Pacific Awards in 2023.

My research interests include security, privacy and integrity of machine learning algorithms, data analysis tools, multi-party computation and systems relying on cloud storage, computation and hardware. The goal is to identify and prevent potential vulnerabilities and to design and build efficient solutions with provable guarantees. I also enjoy working on algorithms, data structures and theory.

I received research awards from Facebook, Oracle, held research contracts with The Australian Bureau of Statistics, National Australia Bank. I was a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research in 2022-23. Currently I am a PI on a joint MURI-AUSMURI project on Cybersecurity Assurance for Teams of Computers and Humans (CATCH).

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