Nidhi Hegde, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science - Computing Science


Associate Professor, Faculty of Science - Computing Science



I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of Computing Science and a PI at Amii.

Before joining the University of Alberta in February 2020, I spent many years in industry research working on many interesting problems. Most recently I was a research team lead at Borealis AI (a research institute for the Royal Bank of Canada), where my team worked on privacy-preserving methods for machine learning models and other applications for the bank. Prior to that I spent many years in research labs such as Bell Labs, Technicolor, and Orange.

Please see here for more details.


My research interests are in probabilistic modelling and algorithmic design of machine learning for networked and multi-agent systems, and inference under bias and privacy constraints. 

My current focus is on privacy, and fairness and bias in machine learning.

Please see dblp, Google scholar for a complete publication list.


CMPUT 298 - Topics in Computing Science

This topics course is designed for new course offerings that may be offered in a given term. Prerequisites are determined by the instructor in the course outline. See Note (3) above.

Winter Term 2022
CMPUT 622 - Topics in Machine Learning

Fall Term 2021

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