Professional Service

  • Symposium on Algorithms Engineering and Experiments (ALENEX). Program Chair. 04/2017 - 01/2018
  • 26th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management. Senior PC. 03/2017 - 09/2017
  • 1st Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency, 2018. Publications Chair and Organizer. 01/2017 - 02/2018
  • Third annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2). PC Member. 01/2017 - 07/2017
  • 44th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP). PC Member. 01/2017 - 07/2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Data Mining. PC Member. 06/2016 - 12/2016
  • NIPS. PC Member. 06/2016 - 12/2016
  • ACM KDD. PC Member. 02/2016 - 08/2016
  • ICML. PC Member. 02/2016 - 08/2016
  • ACM CIKM. Senior PC. 02/2016 - 08/2016
  • Scandinavian Workshop on Algorithms. PC Member. 02/2016 - 08/2016
  • SIAM Conference on Data Mining, 2016. Senior PC . 10/2015 - 12/2015
  • 19th International Conference on Articial Intelligence and Statistics, 2016. PC Member. 10/2015 - 12/2015
  • 33rd Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS). PC Member. 09/2015 - 12/2015
  • 35th Annual Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science Conference. PC Member. 08/2015 - 10/2015
  • IEEE International Conference on Data Mining. PC Member. 06/2015 - 09/2015
  • Topics in Theoretical Computer Science (TTCS). PC Member. 03/2015 - 06/2015
  • PeerJ Computer Science. Academic Editor. 02/2015 - present
  • 22nd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD). PC member. 02/2015 - 08/2015
  • 34th Annual Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science conference (FSTTCS). PC Member. 07/2014 - 12/2014
  • IEEE International Conference in Data Mining, 2014. Area Chair. 06/2014 - 12/2014
  • 23rd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM),. PC Member. 06/2014 - 11/2014
  • Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2014. PC Member. 05/2014 - 12/2014
  • International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE). PC Member. 06/2013 - 04/2014
  • IEEE International Conference on Data Mining. Contests co-chair. 06/2013 - 12/2013
  • 22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM). PC Member. 06/2013 - 11/2013
  • 1st IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData), 2013. PC Member. 06/2013 - 10/2013
  • 20th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), . PC Member. 02/2013 - 08/2013
  • 19th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD). PC Member. 02/2013 - 08/2013
  • First International Workshop on Big Dynamic Distributed Data (BD3), 2013. PC Member. 02/2013 - 08/2013
  • th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS). PC Member. 10/2012 - 04/2013
  • SIAM Conference on Data Mining. PC Member. 10/2012 - 04/2013
  • 24th ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA), 2013. Program Committee. 07/2012 - 12/2012
  • 3rd MultiClust Workshop: Discovering, Summarizing and Using Multiple Clusterings (co- located with Siam Conference on Data Mining). Organizing Committee. 04/2012 - 07/2012
  • 1st workshop on Computational Geometry: Applications, Practice, and Theory (CG:APT). Program Committee. 04/2012 - 06/2012
  • 18thACM-SIGKDDconferenceonKnowledgeDiscoveryandDataMining(KDD). Vice Chair. 03/2012 - 08/2012
  • 39th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP). Program Committee. 01/2012 - 08/2012
  • 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AISTATS). Program Committee. 01/2012 - 05/2012
  • ACM. Role: Posters Chair. 44th ACM Symposium on the Theory of Computing (STOC),. 01/2012 - 05/2012
  • ACM. Role: Program Committee. 44th ACM Symposium on the Theory of Computing (STOC),. 01/2012 - 05/2012
  • 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AISTATS). PC member. 10/2011 - 12/2011
  • SIAM minisymposium on Computational Geometry, Joint Mathematics Meetings,. Symposium Chair. 08/2011 - 12/2011
  • IEEE International Conference on Data Mining. Vice Chair. 07/2011 - 12/2011
  • Workshop on Massive Data Algorithmics (MASSIVE). PC Member. 03/2011 - 06/2011
  • 27th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE). Program Committee Member. 07/2010 - 12/2010
  • SIAM-ACM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms. Program Committee Member. 07/2009 - 01/2010
  • ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry. General Chair. 06/2008 - 06/2010

Honors & Awards

  • Dean's commendation letter for teaching excellence, 2016-2017. University of Utah, 09/2017
  • ICDE 2017 In uential Paper (10-year test-of-time) Award for ”t-closeness: A new privacy measure for data publishing”. IEEE, 04/2017
  • Generating a diverse set of high-quality clusterings. In Proc. 2nd MultiClust Workshop: Discovering, Summarizing and Using Multiple Clusterings (held in conjunction with ECML-PKDD 2011, 2011). Best Paper award. 09/2011
  • Dean's Commendation Letter for Teaching. College of Engineering, 2009
  • Dean's Commendation Letter for Teaching. University of Utah College of Engineering, 2008

Internal Service

  • Awards Committee. Chair, 09/2017 - present. Department service.
  • Cryptography Hiring Committee. 09/2017 - 05/2018. Department service.
  • Internal Review Committee for Department of Philosophy. 09/2017 - 12/2017. University service.
  • Member of Funding Incentive Seed Grant Committee. 08/2017 - 08/2020. University service.
  • Security Hiring Committee. 10/2016 - 05/2017. Department service.
  • Member of Security Hiring Committee. 10/2015 - 05/2016. Department service.
  • SoC Executive Committee. 08/2014 - present. Department service.
  • Distinguished Lecture Series Chair. 08/2014 - present. Department service.
  • Joint Math-SoC-BioEngineering Stats Cluster Search Committee. 08/2014 - present. Other service.
  • Foundations of Data Science Hiring Committee Chair. 08/2014 - 05/2015. Department service.
  • College Math Committee. 07/2011 - 07/2013. College service.
  • Director of Graduate Studies. 08/2009 - 08/2012. Department service.
  • Graduate Track in Information Management and Analysis. Member, 07/2009 - present. Department service.
  • Curriculum Committee. Member, 07/2007 - present. Department service.
  • Admissions Committee. Member, 07/2007 - present. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • Member of the Board of Directors, ACLU Utah. 01/2017 - 01/2020

Affiliations

  • American Civil LIberties Union of Utah (ACLU Utah), Member of the Board, 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2020

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