About Me

I am a Research Assistant Professor at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC). Prior to that, I was a PhD student in the Statistics and Data Science department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where I was advised by Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth. I hold Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics, both from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. I am co-organizing the Theory of Computing for Fairness (TOC4Fairness) Weekly Seminar Series. For more information about me, see my CV, and here is a link to my Google Scholar profile.

Contact: saeed at ttic dot edu


Research Interests

My primary interest is in machine learning with ethical and societal constraints. More precisely, I study

    • Algorithmic Fairness in Machine Learning

    • Privacy-preserving Data Analysis

    • Machine Unlearning (Data Deletion)

    • Adaptive Data Analysis

    • Statistical Learning Theory

    • Algorithmic Game Theory

Publications

*authorship is alphabetical, unless specified otherwise*

  • Multiaccurate Proxies for Downstream Fairness [arXiv]

Emily Diana, Wesley Gill, Michael Kearns, Krishnaram Kenthapadi, Aaron Roth, Saeed Sharifi-Malvajerdi.

Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAccT) 2022.

  • Adaptive Machine Unlearning [arXiv]

Varun Gupta, Christopher Jung, Seth Neel, Aaron Roth, Saeed Sharifi-Malvajerdi, Chris Waites.

Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) 2021.

Appeared at the Workshop on Theory and Practice of Differential Privacy (TPDP) 2021.

  • Lexicographically Fair Learning: Algorithms and Generalization [arXiv]

Emily Diana, Wesley Gill, Ira Globus-Harris, Michael Kearns, Aaron Roth, Saeed Sharifi-Malvajerdi.

Symposium on the Foundations of Responsible Computation (FORC) 2021.

  • Descent-to-Delete: Gradient-Based Methods for Machine Unlearning [arXiv]

Seth Neel, Aaron Roth, Saeed Sharifi-Malvajerdi.

International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT) 2021.

Appeared at the Workshop on Theory and Practice of Differential Privacy (TPDP) 2020.

  • Algorithms and Learning for Fair Portfolio Design [arXiv]

Emily Diana, Travis Dick, Hadi Elzayn, Michael Kearns, Aaron Roth, Zachary Schutzman, Saeed Sharifi-Malvajerdi, Juba Ziani.

ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC) 2021.

  • Differentially Private Call Auctions and Market Impact [arXiv]

Emily Diana, Hadi Elzayn, Michael Kearns, Aaron Roth, Saeed Sharifi-Malvajerdi, Juba Ziani.

ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC) 2020.

  • A New Analysis of Differential Privacy's Generalization Guarantees [arXiv]

Christopher Jung, Katrina Ligett, Seth Neel, Aaron Roth, Saeed Sharifi-Malvajerdi, Moshe Shenfeld.

Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science (ITCS) 2020.

Selected for a Talk.

Invited to ACM Symposium on Theory of Computation (STOC) 2021.

  • Average Individual Fairness: Algorithms, Generalization and Experiments [arXiv][Github Repo]

Michael Kearns, Aaron Roth, Saeed Sharifi-Malvajerdi.

Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) 2019.

Selected for an Oral Presentation (36/6743 submissions).

  • Differentially Private Fair Learning [arXiv]

Matthew Jagielski, Michael Kearns, Jieming Mao, Alina Oprea, Aaron Roth, Saeed Sharifi-Malvajerdi, Jonathan Ullman.

International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2019.

Selected for a Long Talk.

  • Malaria Parasite Clearance Rate Regression: an R Software Package for a Bayesian Hierarchical Regression Model [paper][R package]

Saeed Sharifi-Malvajerdi, Feiyu Zhu, Colin B. Fogarty, Michael P. Fay, Rick M. Fairhurst, Jennifer A. Flegg, Kasia Stepniewska, Dylan S. Small.

Malaria Journal 2019 18:4.

  • Analytical Studies of Fragmented-Spectrum Multi-Level OFDM-CDMA Technique in Cognitive Radio Networks [arXiv]

Farhad Akhoundi, Saeed Sharifi-Malvajerdi, Omid Poursaeed, Jawad A. Salehi.

IEEE Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics, Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON) 2016.

Talks and Presentations

  • Machine Unlearning

Cornell ORIE Young Researchers Workshop (Invited Talk), 2021.

  • Adaptive Machine Unlearning

Workshop on Theory and Practice of Differential Privacy (TPDP), 2021.

  • Descent-to-Delete: Gradient-Based Methods for Machine Unlearning

International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT), 2021.

Wharton Department of Statistics and Data Science Student Seminar, 2020.

  • Differentially Private Call Auctions and Market Impact

INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2020.

  • A New Analysis of Differential Privacy's Generalization Guarantees

Conference on Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science (ITCS), 2020.

  • Average Individual Fairness: Algorithms, Generalization and Experiments

Wharton Department of Statistics and Data Science Student Seminar, 2019.

  • Differentially Private Fair Learning

International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2019.

Wharton Department of Statistics and Data Science Student Seminar, 2018.

  • Sensitivity Analysis for the Runs Test in Matched-pair Observational Studies

Wharton Department of Statistics and Data Science Student Seminar, 2018.

Teaching

  • Probability (STAT 430), Wharton Department of Statistics and Data Science, University of Pennsylvania.

  • Stat Computing with R (STAT 405/705), Wharton Department of Statistics and Data Science, University of Pennsylvania.

  • Introductory Statistics (STAT 111), Wharton Department of Statistics and Data Science, University of Pennsylvania.

  • Digital Signal Processing, Electrical Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology.

  • Computer Architecture and Lab, Electrical Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology.

  • Communication Systems, Electrical Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology.

  • Electrical Circuits Theory, Electrical Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology.