Shibani Santurkar

G630, 32 Vassar Street
Stata Center, MIT
Cambridge, MA 02139

shibani AT mit DOT edu

My CV (last updated 09/02/2020)


I am a PhD student in Computer Science at MIT, where I am fortunate to be co-advised by Aleksander Madry and Nir Shavit. My goal is to develop machine learning tools that are robust, reliable and ready for real-world deployment. Specifically, my research has been focused on two broad themes: developing a precise understanding of the functioning of widely-used deep learning techniques; and avenues to make machine learning methods robust and secure from an adversarial viewpoint.

Before coming to MIT, I graduated from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2015 with a Dual Degree (Bachelors and Masters) in Electrical Engineering. For my Master's Thesis, I worked with Bipin Rajendran on artificial neural networks.

During Summer '19, I attended the Foundations of Deep Learning Progam at the Simons Institute. I spent the summer of 2018 at Google Brain, working with Ilya Mironov on differentially private generative models. In Summer '17, I was an intern at Vicarious with Huayan Wang.

In my free time, I learn classical dance (Odissi), and I am an amateur potter. I also contribute to the MadryLab blog.


Selected Publications