I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science at UC San Diego jointly advised by Professor Julian McAuley and Professor Shlomo Dubnov. My Ph.D. thesis focused on synthesis and robust detection of AI generated media. I received my undergraduate (B. Tech) degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee in 2017. Besides research, I co-lead the technical team at Blue Water where we work on developing voyage optimization and weather routing solutions for maritime companies.



ReFace: Real-time Adversarial Attacks on Face Recognition Systems
Shehzeen Hussain, Todd Huster, Chris Mesterharm, Paarth Neekhara, Kevin An, Malhar Jere, Harshvardhan Sikka, Farinaz Koushanfar
DSN 2023
[ pdf, arxiv ]

ACE-VC: Adaptive and Controllable Voice Conversion using Explicitly Disentangled Self-supervised Speech Representations
Shehzeen Hussain*, Paarth Neekhara*, Jocelyn Huang, Jason Li, Boris Ginsburg
[ pdf, arxiv, audio examples ]

FastStamp: Accelerating Neural Steganography and Digital Watermarking of Images on FPGAs
Shehzeen Hussain*, Nojan Sheybani*, Paarth Neekhara*, Xinqiao Zhang, Javier Duarte, Farinaz Koushanfar
ICCAD 2022
[ pdf, arxiv ]

Cross-modal Adversarial Reprogramming
Paarth Neekhara*, Shehzeen Hussain*, Jinglong Du, Shlomo Dubnov, Farinaz Koshanfar, Julian McAuley
WACV 2022
[ pdf, arxiv ]

Expressive Neural Voice Cloning
Paarth Neekhara*, Shehzeen Hussain*, Shlomo Dubnov, Farinaz Koshanfar, Julian McAuley
ACML 2021
[ pdf, arxiv, audio examples, demo ]

Adversarial threats to deepfake detection: A practical perspective
Paarth Neekhara, Brian Dolhansky, Joanna Bitton, Cristian Ferrer
CVPR Media Forensics Workshop 2021
[ pdf, arxiv ]

WaveGuard: Understanding and mitigating audio adversarial examples
Shehzeen Hussain*, Paarth Neekhara*, Shlomo Dubnov, Julian McAuley, Farinaz Koshanfar
USENIX Security 2021
[ pdf, arxiv ]

Adversarial Deepfakes: Evaluating Vulnerability of Deepfake Detectors to Adversarial Examples
Shehzeen Hussain*, Paarth Neekhara*, Malhar Jere, Farinaz Koshanfar, Julian McAuley
WACV 2021
[ pdf, arxiv, website ]

Adversarial Reprogramming of Text Classification Neural Networks
Paarth Neekhara, Shehzeen Hussain, Shlomo Dubnov, Farinaz Koshanfar
EMNLP 2019
[ pdf, arxiv, code ]

Universal Adversarial Perturbations for Speech Recognition Systems
Paarth Neekhara*, Shehzeen Hussain*, Prakhar Pandey, Shlomo Dubnov, Julian McAuley, Farinaz Koushanfar
[ pdf, arxiv, audio examples ]

Expediting TTS Synthesis with Adversarial Vocoding
Paarth Neekhara*, Chris Donahue*, Miller Puckette, Shlomo Dubnov, Julian McAuley
[ pdf, arxiv, code, audio examples ]

FastWave: Accelerating Autoregressive Convolutional Neural Networks on FPGA
Shehzeen Hussain, Mojan Javaheripi, Paarth Neekhara, Ryan Kastner, Farinaz Koushanfar
ICCAD 2019
[ pdf, arxiv ]