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Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholars Programme


  David Grigorovich Khachaturov,


  Computer Science and Technology, Downing College

  PhD thesis: Automated Security Analysis of Hardware and Software Systems, exploiting Machine Learning

  Research interests:
  1. Security.
                                2. Adversarial Machine Learning.
                                3. Digital Signal Processing.

My PhD focuses on producing tools that automate or significantly simplify the process of robustness and security checking of various computer systems – be those hardware and software systems, or machine learning (ML) models. While on this journey, I plan to explore the human side of security and its emerging interaction with ML systems.

Who or what inspired you to pursue your research interests?
My main inspiration to pursue my research was my mentor and good friend Ilia Shumailov, together with his brother and my peer at Churchill – Zakhar Shumaylov. Their drive and research ambitions pushed me to excel during my undergraduate studies and they continue to motivate and guide me through various discussions and collaborations to this day.