Shujaat Mirza


Doctoral Candidate
Computer Science, Courant Institute
New York University

About Me

My research concentrates on enhancing the safety, privacy, and fairness of AI systems. Some of my recent projects involve exposing privacy vulnerabilities in code generation language models, identifying biases in medical imaging foundation models, developing a cybersecurity-inspired framework for disinformation, and auditing the reliability of LLMs for fact-checking. I am honored to be a recipient of the Global PhD Fellowship, working alongside Prof. Christina Pöpper in advancing my research.

Recent News

January 2024: 📚 Happy to take on the role of Publication Chair for the 22nd Conference on Applied Cryptography & Network Security.

December 2023: 🏆 Exciting news! Our work on the fairness of medical imaging foundation models has been honored with the Health Equity & Global Health Best Proceedings Paper Award at the Machine Learning for Health (ML4H) conference, co-located with NeurIPS. Congratulations to our dedicated team!

November 2023: 🌐 Attended the ACM CCS in Copenhagen; our project on mobile browser extension fingerprinting was presented at the WPES 2023.

August 2023: 💻 Presented our research on code generation with large language models (LLMs) at Usenix Security 2023.

June 2023: 🌍 Engaged with the UN Information Integrity team to evolve existing frameworks, targeting hate speech risks and enhancing online safety.

February 2023: 🗣 Honored to be an invited speaker at the Microsoft Research (MSR) Colloquium Series, where I discussed our work on threat modeling of disinformation campaigns. Thank you, MSR, for this wonderful opportunity!

October 2022: 🎤 Spoke at the MENA Cybersecurity Seminar about emerging threats in disinformation operations and the importance of collaboration among various stakeholders.

Summer 2022: 🎶 Joined Spotify as a Summer Research Scientist. Collaborated with the Content Platform Research and Tech Research teams on exciting projects involving AI and content moderation.

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I got a B.S. in Computer Science from NYU Abu Dhabi, where my capstone project was on Reimagining Privacy in Online Social Networks. During high school, I represented the national team in International Chemistry Olympiad.