Mary Anne Smart

Email: msmart at ucsd dot edu

About Me

I am a sixth year PhD candidate at UC San Diego in the CSE department, advised by Kristen Vaccaro, and I am currently on the job market! In my research, I identify shortcomings in privacy communication and develop explanations and tools to help people deepen their understanding of privacy. In addition to my research, I am also passionate about teaching.


What Are the Chances? Explaining the Epsilon Parameter in Differential Privacy

Priyanka Nanayakkara, Mary Anne Smart, Rachel Cummings, Gabriel Kaptchuk, and Elissa Redmiles. USENIX 2023 (forthcoming).

Understanding Risks of Privacy Theater with Differential Privacy

Mary Anne Smart, Dhruv Sood, and Kristen Vaccaro. CSCW 2022.

Approximate Data Deletion from Machine Learning Models

Zachary Izzo, Mary Anne Smart, Kamalika Chaudhuri and James Zou. AISTATS 2021.