Its Me

Don Dennis

Ph.D. Student
Machine Learning Department
Carnegie Mellon University
  donkdennis [at] gmail [dot] com
  dondennis [at] cmu [dot] edu

I am a second year PhD student in the Machine Learning Department at CMU, advised by Prof. Virginia Smith. I am broadly interested in the areas of ML, optimization and theoretical computer science. My current focus is on massively distributed clustering and efficient meta learning methods.

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 helped develop novel ML algorithms for on-device inference on time series data (audio, sensor data etc), on devices with very limited resources.

Before that, I was an undergraduate at IIT Patna where, for my bachelors thesis, I worked with Prof. Arijit Mondal on an energy efficient RISC-V micro-architecture processor and its FPGA prototype. Please refer to my projects and publications to know more about my work.