Sanghamitra Dutta

PhD student, Carnegie Mellon University

About Myself:

I am a PhD student in Electrical & Computer Engineering at CMU. I am advised by Prof. Pulkit Grover. I have also collaborated closely with Prof. Anupam Datta, Prof. Viveck Cadambe, Prof. Gauri Joshi, Prof. Tze Meng Low and Dr. Kush Varshney.

Prior to joining CMU, I graduated from IIT Kharagpur with a B.Tech. in Electronics and Electrical Communication. My undergraduate thesis was advised by Prof. Arijit De. During my undergraduate studies, I received the Best Undergraduate Thesis Award and the HONDA Young Engineer and Scientist Award.

Broadly speaking, my research interests include information theory and machine learning. These days, I find myself particularly interested in fairness and explainability in machine learning. I recently received the K&L Gates Presidential Fellowship in Ethics and Computational Technologies for my research in this direction.


  • Fairness, Accountability, Transparency in AI
  • Explainable and Trustworthy AI
  • Information Theory
  • Coding Theory
  • Optimization Theory
  • Distributed Machine Learning
  • Performance Modeling
  • Compressed Sensing