Bogdan Kulynych

/bogh-duhn koo-lin-ich/

PhD candidate in Computer Science at EPFL, Fellow at Harvard SEAS. B.Sc. from Kyiv Mohyla Academy in Ukraine. Formerly an intern at Google, CERN. I study privacy, security, reliability, and broader societal harms of algorithmic systems.

Twitter: @hiddenmarkov. Email: first.last at

🇺🇦 Since February 2022, my home country, Ukraine, has been suffering from a brutal full-scale Russian military invasion, which brought enormous devastation to everyone in Ukraine. Some of the ways you can help:

Advocacy: No peace without justice. Many people believe that pursuing "peace at all costs" is the right course of action in Ukraine. While appearing moral, halting military action at the current stage means that the mass killings, summary executions, rape and torture, deportations, arbitrary violence and detention, looting of people's belongings and cultural heritage in the occupied territories will continue with impunity. Not only "peace at all costs" is a call for subjugation in disguise, but it cannot stop even the military action in the long term. After a pause, the attack is bound to resume with fresh forces unless the mainstream imperialist chauvinist ideology loses its cultural and political domination in Russia. If you have political representation in one of the countries that are capable of providing assistance to Ukraine, please call for aid and sanctions that would help Ukraine to achieve not only peace but justice — at the very least, the liberation of the occupied territories — for as long as Ukrainians are willing to fight for it.

Host scholars and students. Consider hosting Ukrainian scholars and students at your institutions through, e.g., Science for Ukraine.

Platform Ukrainian voices. If you hold events or curate publications on Ukraine, make sure to invite Ukrainians and experts on Ukraine, not Poland or Russia. If you are looking for Ukrainian academics who could comment on the war taking into account the technological aspects, I have compiled a list for you.

Donate to vetted local organizations on the ground. The majority of humanitarian work in Ukraine is done by local organizations, yet they receive only 0.003% of all humanitarian contributions. Reluctance to donate to unfamiliar organizations is understandable, but I encourage you to try this curated list of local organizations: See more resources here.

Academic publications and texts

Adversarial Robustness for Tabular Data through Cost and Utility Awareness
K. Kireev*, B. Kulynych*, C. Troncoso. Preprint, 2022

Causal Prediction Can Induce Performative Stability
B. Kulynych. Short note at ICML 2022 Workshop on Spurious Correlations, Invariance, and Stability, 2022

What You See is What You Get: Principled Deep Learning via Distributional Generalization
B. Kulynych*, Yao-Yuan Yang*, Y. Yu, J. Blasiok, P. Nakkiran. NeurIPS, 2022
[arxiv] [twitter thread]

Disparate Vulnerability to Membership Inference Attacks
B. Kulynych, M. Yaghini, G. Cherubin, M. Veale, C. Troncoso. PETS, 2022
[arxiv] [twitter thread]

Exploring Data Pipelines through the Process Lens: a Reference Model for Computer Vision
A. Balayn, B. Kulynych, S. Gürses. CVPR "Beyond Fair Computer Vision" Workshop, 2021

Adversarial for Good? How the Adversarial ML Community's Values Impede Socially Beneficial Uses of Attacks
K. Albert*, M. Delano*, B. Kulynych*, R. Shankar Siva Kumar*. ICML "A Blessing in Disguise: The Prospects and Perils of Adversarial Machine Learning" Workshop, 2021
[arxiv] [video] [twitter thread]

Protective Optimization Technologies
B. Overdorf*, B. Kulynych*, E. Balsa, C. Troncoso, S. Gurses. FAccT, 2020
[arxiv] [video] [twitter thread]

Questioning the Assumptions Behind Fairness Solutions
B. Overdorf*, B. Kulynych*, E. Balsa, C. Troncoso, S. Gurses. NeurIPS Critiquing and Correcting Trends in ML, 2018

Evading Classifiers in Discrete Domains with Provable Optimality Guarantees
B. Kulynych, J. Hayes, N. Samarin, C. Troncoso. NeurIPS Workshop on Security and Privacy in ML, 2018

zksk: A Library for Composable Zero-Knowledge Proofs
W. Lueks, B. Kulynych, J. Fasquelle, S. Le Bail-Collet, C. Troncoso. WPES, 2019

ClaimChain: Improving the Security and Privacy of In-band Key Distribution for Messaging
B. Kulynych*, M. Isaakidis*, Wouter Lueks, George Danezis, Carmela Troncoso. WPES, 2018

* denotes equal contribution.

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