Asmit Nayak

Asmit Nayak

PhD Student

University of Wisconsin-Madison

About Me

I am a Ph.D. student at University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Computer Sciences. My research interests lie in the domain of Machine Learning and Security. I work with Prof. Fawaz at WI-PI Lab.

I did my undergraduate at University of Wisconsin-Madison, double majoring in Computer Engineering and Computer Sciences

Interests
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • User Privacy
  • Reinforcement Learning
Education
  • PhD in Computer Sciences, 2021 - Present

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • BS in Computer Engineering, 2018 - 2021

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • BS in Computer Science, 2018 - 2021

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Wisconsin Privacy and Security Group
PhD Candidate
Jun 2021 – Present Madison, WI
 
 
 
 
 
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Graduate Teaching Assistant - Intro to AI (CS 540)
Jun 2022 – Present Madison, Wisconsin

Responsibilities include:

  • Guest Lecturer for the course on Reinforcement Learning over Summer 2022
  • Worked on assignment grading and course material development
 
 
 
 
 
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Graduate Teaching Assistant - Machine Organization and Programming (CS 354)
Aug 2021 – May 2022 Madison, Wisconsin

Responsibilities include:

  • Held discussion sections on C++ and Assembly Language for a class of 320 students.
  • Wrote automatic grading scripts in Python to grade student HWs and Projects.
 
 
 
 
 
Wisconsin Privacy and Security Group
Research Intern
May 2021 – Aug 2021 Madison, Wisconsin

Responsibilities include:

  • Created the CookieEnforcer web-extension in JS to automatically disable unnecessary cookies.
  • Created a server in Django to conduct User Studies and collect user data to conduct statistical analysis on it.
  • Created the backend server to interact with the CookieEnforcer web-extension.
  • Worked towards building the base model to support a web extension to automatically set and dismiss cookie notices
 
 
 
 
 
Wisconsin Privacy and Security Group
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Jun 2020 – May 2021 Madison, Wisconsin

Responsibilities include:

  • Worked on using NLP techniques and group them based on similarity using unsupervised learning.
  • Created a text-extraction program to extract immediate texts from the raw HTML code, based on their relative position to the main element.