Jaydeep Borkar (जयदीप बोरकर)

jaijborkar at gmail dot com (he/him)

I'm a first-year Computer Science PhD student at Northeastern University where I'm fortunate to be advised by Alina Oprea. Previously, I was an external research student at MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab where I worked with Dr. Pin-Yu Chen on research related to adversarial robustness of deep learning models. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Pune University in India in 2020.

I'm also one of the founding organizers of the Trustworthy ML Initiative, which aims to lower the entry barriers into trustworthy machine learning.

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My primary research interests lie in making machine learning robust and trustworthy. To achieve this goal, my current research focuses on aspects such as adversarial machine learning. In addition to this, I am also interested in other measures of trustworthiness such as privacy and fairness.

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

Simple Transparent Adversarial Examples
Jaydeep Borkar and Pin-Yu Chen
ICLR 2021 Workshop on Security and Safety in Machine Learning Systems
[Poster] [arXiv]


  • Simple Transparent Adversarial Examples paper (co-authored with Pin-Yu Chen) accepted to ICLR 2021 workshop on Security and Safety in Machine Learning Systems.




  • 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.


  • 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.


The Trustworthy ML Initiative (together with Hima Lakkaraju, Sara Hooker, Sarah Tan, Subho Majumdar, Chhavi Yadav, Chirag Agarwal, and Marta Lemanczyk).


  • NeurIPS 2020
  • ICML 2020
  • ICLR 2020
  • Women in Data Science (WiDS) Pune Conference 2019
  • Google Developer Group (GDG) Pune Devfest 2018
Life outside research

I spend some of my free time making memes, so If you want some good laugh, please contact me. I will try to send some. 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 a couple of prizes as a garba dancer).

While living and growing up in Vadodara, Mumbai, and Pune, I am grateful to have celebrated vibrant cultures and have made very beautiful memories along the way.

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

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