I am currently a Research Assistant Professor at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, a philanthropically endowed academic computer science institute located on the University of Chicago campus. From Fall 2008 to Fall 2011 I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Information Theory and Applications Center (ITA) at UC San Diego, which is part of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CALIT2). Prior to that I was a graduate student in the Sensory Information Processing and Communication group under Michael Gastpar, which is part of the Wireless Foundations Center in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (note the plural) department at UC Berkeley. I did my undergrad at MIT, where I earned B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. A bullet-point biography is contained in my CV. Some more of my thoughts can be found on my blog.
I will be joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as an Assistant Professor in January 2014.
I am broadly interested in statistical algorithms applied to problems in distributed systems, communications, and privacy and security. Some recent and representative publications from the larger list are below.
Privacy, machine learning, and statistics
F. Orabona, T. Hazan, A.D. Sarwate, T. Jaakkola, On Measure Concentration of Random Maximum A-Posteriori Perturbations, ArXiV report number arXiv: 1310.4227 [cs.LG], October, 2013. [BibTeX entry]
A.D. Sarwate, K. Chaudhuri, Signal processing and machine learning with differential privacy: theory, algorithms, and challenges, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine 30(5): pp. 86--94, September 2013. [BibTeX entry]
S. Sabato, A.D. Sarwate, N. Srebro, Auditing: Active Learning with Outcome-Dependent Query Costs, ArXiV report number arXiv:1306.2347 [cs.LG], June, 2013. [BibTeX entry]
K. Chaudhuri, A.D. Sarwate, K. Sinha, A Near-Optimal Algorithm for Differentially-Private Principal Components, Journal of Machine Learning Research 14: pp. 2905--2943, September 2013. [BibTeX entry]
X. Jiang, A.D. Sarwate, L. Ohno-Machado, Privacy Technology to Share Data for Comparative Effectiveness Research : a systematic review, Medical Care 51(8 Suppl. 3): pp. S58--S65, August 2013. [BibTeX entry]
A.D. Sarwate, S. Checkoway, H. Shacham, Risk-Limiting Audits and the Margin of Victory in Nonplurality Elections, Statistics, Politics and Policy 3(3): pp. 29--64, December 2012. [BibTeX entry]
S.A. Vinterbo, A.D. Sarwate, A. Boxwala, Protecting Count Queries in Study Design, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 19(5): pp. 750--757, September 2012. [BibTeX entry] [Local/OA version]
K. Chaudhuri, C. Monteleoni, A.D. Sarwate, Differentially private empirical risk minimization, Journal of Machine Learning Research 12: pp. 1069--1109, March 2011. [BibTeX entry] [Local/OA version]
Distributed information processing
A.D. Sarwate, T. Javidi, Distributed Learning of Distributions via Social Sampling, ArXiV report number arXiv:1305.4548 [math.OC], May, 2013. [BibTeX entry]
A.D. Sarwate, A.G. Dimakis, The Impact of Mobility on Gossip Algorithms, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 58(3): pp. 1731--1742, March 2012. [BibTeX entry] [Local/OA version]
T.C. Aysal, M.E. Yildiz, A.D. Sarwate, A. Scaglione, Broadcast Gossip Algorithms for Consensus, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 57(7): pp. 2748--2761, July 2009. [BibTeX entry] [Local/OA version]
A.G. Dimakis, A.D. Sarwate, M.J. Wainwright, Geographic Gossip: Efficient Averaging for Sensor Networks, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 56(3): pp. 1205--1215, March 2008. [BibTeX entry] [Local/OA version]
Information Theory and Communications
V.M. Prabhakaran, A.D. Sarwate, Assisted Sampling of Correlated Sources, Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), July 2013. [BibTeX entry]
B.K. Dey, S. Jaggi, M. Langberg, A.D. Sarwate, Upper Bounds on the Capacity of Binary Channels with Causal Adversaries, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 59(6): pp. 3753--3763, June 2013. [BibTeX entry]
A.D. Sarwate, M. Gastpar, Relaxing the Gaussian AVC, ArXiV report number arXiv:1204.2587v1 [cs.IT], September, 2012. [BibTeX entry]
A.D. Sarwate, An AVC perspective on correlated jamming, Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications (SPCOM 2012), July 2012. [BibTeX entry]