Karthyek  Murthy
Assistant Professor
Engineering Systems & Design (ESD)
Singapore University of Technology & Design
karthyek_murthy [at] sutd [dot] edu [dot] sg





                               PhD   Tata Institute of Fundamental Research 2015
MS     Tata Institute of Fundamental Research 2012
BEng   College of Engineering, Guindy                2009


I am an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Systems & Design pillar of SUTD. My research interests lie in stochastic modeling and decision-making under uncertainty.  Specific topics I work include data-driven distributionally robust optimization and estimation of tail risks for designing reliable operations. Before joining SUTD, I was a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University and a PhD student in Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. 

My PhD dissertation on "Rare events in heavy-tailed stochastic systems: Algorithms and Analysis" was awarded with the TIFR-SASKEN Best Thesis Award for the year 2015.

I was a recipient of IBM International PhD Fellowship for the year 2013-14. I have held visiting research positions in
ICERM, Brown University (Sep - Nov, 2012),
Department of IEOR, Columbia University (Sep - Dec, 2012).
Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University (Jul - Nov, 2017).

Prior to my stint as a grad student in TIFR, I worked for an year in Cisco Systems R & D, Bangalore.


Note to prospective PhD students and Post-Docs
I am actively looking for prospective PhD students and post-docs who are interested in working broadly in data and decision analytics. An ideal candidate for a post-doctoral position will have training in one (or) more of the following areas: stochastic modeling, optimization, simulation modeling and analysis, machine learning.