I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, at The University of British Columbia (UBC). In my research, I study how to design privacy-enhancing technologies that offer strong privacy-utility trade-offs.

I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo working with Prof. Florian Kerschbaum (Oct 2019 – Jul 2023). I received my PhD from the University of Vigo (Spain) under the supervision of Prof. Carmela Troncoso and Prof. Fernando Pérez-González.

Research interests

I am broadly interested in computer security and privacy problems. My research studies these problems from a statistical perspective, using theoretical tools to quantify the privacy leakage of different systems and design strong defenses. My research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Privacy-preserving searchable encryption.
  • Privacy-preserving machine learning.
  • Anonymous communication systems.
  • Differential privacy.

Prospective students

I am looking for motivated students that want to do research on privacy-enhancing technologies, preferably in the research topics mentioned above. Please see the prospective students page for more information.