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About me

I am Mihai Maruseac, sometimes also known as MM (in general only among Romanian people). As a pronunciation guide, my first name is very similar to part of a Taylor Swift song: it’s me, hi, I’m the problem. For the family name, think Kobayashi Maru followed by the C programming language, and, finally, the ACK part of a TCP protocol. This gets confusing, so I’ll not try to expand on the pronunciation of the short nickname.

I studied Computer Science at University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB). My undergrad “major” was on compilers, operating systems, and AI. Then, I did a Masters in Artificial Intelligence at the same University. I concluded my education with a PhD in Differential Privacy (DP) from University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston, UMB).

In all of these programs there was also a deep focus on Mathematics to the point that it caused some to think that I also have a minor in Maths. This is not true, although I do have some background in Physics.

Still, there are a lot of areas I’m interested in. I am but a novice in most of them, though. So, I will be using this blog to explore them.

My main interests are Artificial Intelligence (including the Data Mining and Data Science areas), Differential Privacy, Security, Open Source, and Functional Programming - without listing them in any order.

I am currently working in the Google Open Source Security Team (GOSST) at Google, starting in June of 2022. Before that, I have been working on TensorFlow (since September 2018), where I created and led the TensorFlow Security team and, for a little while, was a tech lead for the TensorFlow OSS DevInfra team. Before Google, I worked at LeapYear since 2016. There, I was enhancing ML algorithms to incorporate Differential Privacy into them (all this work has been done in Haskell). Before coming to the US, I have been working at Keysight (at the time, IXIA), mostly working on the Linux Kernel but also doing some research into ML and bare-metal applications.

Outside of work, I am active in the Haskell community. These times, I mostly act as a curator for Stackage, although in the past I have also contributed to the Stack build tool and was the editor of Haskell Communities and Activities Report (HCAR). At some point, I should restart publishing new editions of HCAR, but for this I first have to modernize the pipeline.

I am also a member of the ROSEdu and Softbinator Romanian IT communities, although not as much active now as 10 years ago. However, I can still recommend the ROSEdu Techblog where I contributed for a while during the time where I did not have a personal blog, after deleting the old one.

Before finishing this article, I must state that anything written on this blog represents my own opinion, and cannot be construed to impact any employer.

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