My name is Sebastian Szyller and I'm a research scientist at Intel Labs. I work on various aspects of security and privacy of machine learning. Recently, I've been working on model extraction attacks and defenses, membership inference, and differential privacy (you can view my publications for more detailed info). More broadly, I'm interested in different ways that we can protect ML models and data to enable robust and privacy-preserving analysis -- both in terms of the technical details as well as legislation compliance.

I did my MSc and PhD as part of the doctoral track which is a joint MSc and PhD programme. Both my graduate (including the thesis) and doctoral studies have been supervised by N. Asokan.

Prior to joining Aalto, I did my BSc in computer science at Lodz University of Technology (and briefly Turku University of Applied Sciences), and wrote my thesis under the supervision of Laurent Babout. I was also a member (and eventually a vice-president) of the student government at my faculty, a member of the scholarship committee, and I organised language workshops for students. In parallel, I worked as a big data and Scala software engineer at an investment bank.

In my free time, I enjoy street photography, custom mechanical keyboards, industrial design, bouldering and fixed-gear cycling. In the previous life, I used to be a member of a British Parliamentary style debate club Aalto Debating Society.