About Me

I’m Oana Niculaescu and I’m a PhD candidate at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA. I have a BS degree in Computer Science from the University Politehnica of Bucharest. My research interest are in data privacy and especially in differential privacy and Privacy-Preserving Measurement of High-Speed Network Data.

I also have an interest in Machine Learning and data analytics - I have worked on different project with real world applications that used both.

In my spare time you can find me hacking away, practicing Tae Kwon Do, in the gym, hiking, relaxing with friends, reading the latest news on technology, and pondering if we are going to be overthrown by AI. I am also spending some of my time helping high school students achieve their goals with the awesome people of the Enroot organization. I am passionate about open source communities and helping others get a break in the tech industry, so I am spending a couple of hours every week mentoring a woman interested in learning programming through the Learn IT, Girl!. If you want to be a part of it be on the lookout they are always wanting more mentors.

I am honored to be part of the ACM XRDS magazine as a department editor. I was a Grace Hopper Conference Scholar in 2018 so if you want to know anything about that experience I’m open to questions.

You can find me on Twitter or you can check out my resume here.

The articles on the website are my work, and I don’t keep any info if you are visiting the blog or not.