PhD Student

Marika Swanberg is a third year PhD student at Boston University, a Hariri Institute graduate student fellow, and affiliate with the BU Center for Antiracist Research . She works with the BU security group on cryptography and privacy research. Her work was featured at the Hariri institute here. She, together with others at BU, won a grant from the BU Center for Antiracist Research to study the effects of the new disclosure avoidance system in the 2020 decennial census on marginalized communities. She is also studying the Right to Be Forgotten from the General Data Protection Regulation as well as formalizing secure messaging in the universal composability (UC) model. 


  • “Differentially Private Sampling from Distributions” with Sofya Raskhodnikova, Adam Smith, Satchit Sivakumar. Accepted to NeurIPS 2022. (Gave a featured talk at Theory and Practice of Differential Privacy.)
  • “Improving Differentially Private Analysis of Variance” Marika Swanberg, Ira Globus-Harris, Iris Griffith, Anna Ritz, Adam Groce, Andrew Bray. Published at Proceedings of Privacy Enhancing Technologies 2019.