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TECoSA Seminar – Security and Privacy in Machine Learning: Threat Models and Mitigation Measures

September 1, 15:0016:00

We aim to bring you a TECoSA Seminar on the first Thursday of each month during term-time. For Autumn 2022, the talks will be on-line or hybrid. All are welcome to attend and we look forward to some lively discussions. Members can accept the invitations, non-members can email to register.

Our September seminar is with Dr Raksha Ramakrishna, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Division of Network and System Technology at KTH .  The session will be given in via Zoom (

ABSTRACT: Machine Learning (ML) is becoming ubiquitous by the day, leading to an increase in the privacy attacks that are possible thereby risking the security of both the data used for training the ML models and the learned models themselves which could be considered intellectual property.  In this seminar, we will discuss the taxonomy of threat models for ML models and highlight examples of privacy attacks and possible mitigation measures for them. In particular, property inference attacks in the context of centralized and federated ML models will also be discussed based on our recent work. 

BIO: I received my Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University (ASU) in 2020 where I worked in the SINE lab directed byProf. Anna Scaglione . I obtained an MS degree from ASU in 2017 and BE degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering, Bangalore, India in 2014.   I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Division of Network and System Technology with Prof. György Dán’s group, and also affiliated to the Center for Trustworthy Edge Computing Systems and Applications (TECoSA) .

My research interests are in the domains of statistical signal processing, smart grids and more recently in security and privacy in federated machine learning systems.


September 1
15:00 – 16:00