I am a first year PhD student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at CMU, advised by Prof. Virginia Smith. I am interested in general problems that arise at the intersection of Machine Learning and Systems, with a current focus on distributed optimization methods for various settings.Prior to CMU, I spent two wonderful years as a Research Fellow at Microsoft Research India as part of the Machine Learning and Optimisation (MLO) group. There, I worked with Prateek Jain and Harsha Simhadri on algorithms for resource efficient Machine Learning.
I hold a bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Patna where I worked with Prof. Arijit Mondal for my thesis. My current focus is primarily academic, but I strongly feel about the impact cutting-edge technology can have for social good. During our undergraduate years, Rito, Karan, Prashant and I failed at scaling up Weave; a venture focused on creating micro-entrepreneurs in a marginalized weaver community.
The Weave journey somewhere along the line transformed into a new venture, rooting for healthcare access and affordability, using deep learning for diagnostics at ChironX. I continue to actively collaborate with Rito and Prashant at ChironX on designing their deep learning solutions and architectures.