I am a Ph.D. candidate at School of Computer Science, Georgia Tech. I am fortunate to work with Prof. Santosh Vempala. Prior to this, I was a research associate at Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo where I worked with Prof. Shai Ben-David. I received my M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Prof. Nick Harvey and my B.Sc. in Mathematics at Sharif University of Technology.  My primary research interests are in machine learning, algorithms, and human computation. 

I am an organizer of Georgia Tech Grad Women @ College of Computing. I have been the student organizer for Georgia Tech Computer Science open house 2018.

Selected Publications
Guarantees for Spectral Clustering with Fairness Constraints
Matthäus Kleindessner, Samira Samadi, Pranjal Awasthi, and Jamie Morgenstern

Fair Dimensionality Reduction and Iterative Rounding for SDPs
Jamie Morgenstern, Samira Samadi, Mohit Singh, Uthaipon Tantipongpipat,  and Santosh Vempala

The Price of Fair PCA: One Extra Dimension
Samira Samadi, Uthaipon Tantipongpipat, Jamie Morgenstern, Mohit Singh, and Santosh Vempala
Thirty-second Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems [NeurIPS'18][pdf]

Usability of Humanly Computable Passwords

Samira Samadi, Santosh Vempala, and Adam Tauman Kalai

AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing [HCOMP'18] [pdf]

Finding Meaningful Cluster Structure amidst Background Noise

Shrinu Kushagra, Samira Samadi, and Shai Ben-David.

Algorithmic Learning Theory [ALT'16] [pdf]

Near-Optimal Herding

Nicholas J. A. Harvey, and Samira Samadi

Conference on Learning Theory [COLT’14] [pdf]

Professional Experience 

Spring Internship 2019

Microsoft Research NYC

Hosted by Jenn Wortman Vaughan and Hanna Wallach

Summer Internship 2018

Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

Hosted by Avrim Blum

Summer Internship 2016

Sentient Technologies, San Francisco

Hosted by Phil Long


ssamadi6 (at) gatech.edu