Jaydeep Borkar (जयदीप बोरकर)

jaijborkar at gmail dot com

I am a senior undergraduate student in Computer Engineering at Pune University, India. I'm also a former student of CIFAR Deep Learning + Reinforcement Learning Summer School hosted by Mila (Aug 2020). Presently, I work with Dr. Pin-Yu Chen from MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab on research related to adversarial robustness of deep learning models.

I also manage a Twitter handle @trustworthy_ml along with Dr. Subho Majumdar (AT&T Research) and Prof. Hima Lakkaraju (Harvard) to disseminate information/research related to Trustworthy ML.

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Research

My research interests fall in different areas of Trustworthy Machine Learning. More specifically, I'm interested in making neural networks robust to adversarial attacks, as well as fairness and privacy of machine learning models.


Please contact me if you want a copy of my CV, discuss any interesting idea, collaborate on a research, or share a funny meme.

News

August

July

June

  • I'll be at ICML this year.
  • Our Project COVID Letters has been shortlisted amongst the top 15 submissions across India in a challenge conducted by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and UNICEF India.

April

  • I'm glad to be volunteering for ICLR 2020 and excited to meet amazing people along the way.

March

  • My friend and I launched a platform called COVID Letters where every one of us can write anonymous letters to spread positivity and help people combat anxiety and loneliness during the COVID19 pandemic.

For past news, please check this page.

Accepted Posters

AI, why you ain't fair? : Understanding AI Bias. PyCon India 2019, Chennai, India.

Link to the poster

Projects
COVID Letters
COVID Letters is a platform where every one of us can write letters to spread positivity and help others combat anxiety and loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shortlisted amongst top 15 submissions across India in a challenge conducted by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and UNICEF India.
On Product Hunt, Devpost (submitted to COVID-19 Global Hackathon 1.0).
Empowerange
Empowerange is a platform to aggregate the non-profits in the country, where the citizens can easily find different non-profits to contribute. This was my junior year mini project. It's currently a nonprofit platform.
Safe Internet Shell
A browser extension that blocks search results that might be toxic for kids, along with a parental control android that application monitors various online and offline activities of kid's device (such as mobile phone) to keep the kid truly safe.

Air Pollution Forecast App
An android application that forecasts a week-long Air Quality Index (AQI) level.

Open Source Contributions

Some of the open source projects to which I have contributed some lines of code.

Image credits: spaCy

spaCy
spaCy is an industrial strength natural language processing library.

Service

Volunteering

Life outside research

I spend some of my free time working on my non-profit Empowerange. If you want to get involved or know more about it, or if you're a non-profit and wish to collaborate, please contact me. Alongside my projects, I also enjoy contributing to MakerGhat, a non-profit community maker-space in Mumbai. I also maintain TensVect, a GitHub organization to guide Computer Science students.

I also love to volunteer for various causes. In 2018, during floods in Kerala, I helped Kerala Flood Search and Rescue team as a chat support volunteer to rescue stranded people. Here is my blog post on the same.

I love music and dance, and on the folk dance side I love Garba (I have won several prizes as a garba dancer).

Languages I can speak: English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati.

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