Alesia Chernikova

PhD Candidate
Northeastern University
Khoury College of Computer and Information Science
Email : chernikova.a@northeastern.edu

I am Computer Science PhD candidate advised by Prof. Alina Oprea. My main research topic is adversarial machine learning. Currently I am studying the effect of adversarial attacks against deep neural networks in cyber security and self-driving cars domains. I am also interested in the network robustness against self-propagating malware. I am part of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute at Northeastern.

Before joining Northeastern I received my BS degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Belarusian State University (BSU), where I was affiliated with Mathematical Modeling and Data Analysis Department. My research focus included design of hedging algorithms based on derivative contracts. Additionally, I was a part of Research Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technology Problems, where I participated in project for credit rankings estimation and evaluation of national enterprises using mathematical, statistical, econometric methods and models.