The CIS Department invites you to join us as we welcome Mengdi Huai on Monday, January 24th, 2022 at 11:00am. Mengdi Huai is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia. Her research interests lie in the areas of data mining and machine learning, with a current focus on developing novel techniques to build trustworthy learning systems that are explainable, robust, private, and fair. Mengdi is also interested in designing effective data mining and machine learning algorithms to deal with complex data with both strong empirical performance and theoretical guarantees. Her research work has been published in various top-tier venues, such as KDD, AAAI, IJCAI, NeurIPS, and TKDD. Mengdi received multiple prestigious awards from the University of Virginia for her excellence in research, including the Sture G. Olsson Fellowship in Engineering and the John A. Stankovic Research Award. Her recent work on malicious attacks against model interpretation won the Best Paper Runner-up of KDD2020. Mengdi was selected as one of the Rising Stars in EECS at MIT. She was also selected as one of the Rising Stars in Data Science at UChicago.
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