New EECS Faculty Members Bring Expertise in Data Security, Privacy, and Programming Languages

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECS) is pleased to welcome two new faculty members, Sankha Narayan Guria and Han Wang.

Sankha Narayan Guria joined the department in fall 2023. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park in summer 2023. Sankha's research is focused on programming languages and program synthesis. He is interested in developing practical tools that assist programmers build reusable, trusted, and efficient software. His research specifically uses programming language abstractions to design program analysis and synthesis techniques to automate construction of functionally correct software.

Han Wang also joined the department in fall 2023. She joins us after earning a Ph.D. in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2023. Her research focuses on data security and privacy, encompassing differential privacy, local differential privacy, secure multiparty computation, and applied cryptography. Additionally, she delves into trustworthy machine learning, addressing challenges in adversarial attacks, model robustness, privacy preservation, and fairness. With her research interests, Han aspires to design secure and privacy-preserving protocols to solve the security and privacy issues of different domains such as surveillance video, smart grid, and medical information in reality.

We are excited to have Han and Sankha join the EECS department and look forward to their contributions to our research and teaching mission.