Sloan Scholar David Pujol graduated from Duke in December 2022 with his Ph.D. in computer science. He is the second Duke Sloan Scholar to earn his degree.

Pujol was part of the first cohort of Sloan Scholars recruited by the Duke University Center of Exemplary Mentoring, starting his Ph.D. at Duke in fall 2018. He received a bachelor of computer science and mathematics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research at Duke focused on understanding the interactions between privacy protected data and fair algorithms. His dissertation, completed under the guidance of Associate Professor Ashwin Machanavajjhala, is titled “Fairness in Differentially Private Data Release.”

Pujol is now a scientist at Tumult Labs, a company cofounded by Machanavajjhala that works on a software platform for designing and deploying differentially private solutions.