Deepika Natarajan

About Me

I am currently a Research Associate at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Previously, I was a PhD student in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where I was advised by Professor Ron Dreslinki. My research interests include privacy and security, including secure and private computation and privacy-preserving machine learning. Prior to working in these areas, I completed by undergraduate and masters degrees in Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan.

My current research seeks to enable practical deployments of privacy-preserving technologies. By improving the performance of privacy-preserving techniques, I hope to make secure and private computation possible for more devices and scenarios. My work on SEAL-Embedded, for example, enables developers to utilize homomorphic encryption on constrained embedded devices in an efficient manner.

I am currently looking for a full-time position in industry. If you know of a position for which I may be a good fit, please contact me at


  • December 2022 — Successfully defended my thesis
  • August 2022 — Attended USENIX Security 2022 in Boston, MA

Industry Experience

  • Research Intern – Intel Labs, Security and Privacy Research (SPR) (Hillsboro, OR)
    Summer 2019
    Topic: Security analysis of machine learning computation offload from TEEs to GPUs



University of Michigan, Computer Science and Engineering
Bob and Betty Beyster Building
2260 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
United States