I will be joining the CS department at Purdue University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2020. Currently, I am at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of Computing + Mathematical Sciences working with Prof. Anima Anandkumar and Prof. Yisong Yue.
Before my postdoctoral position, I was appointed as a special student researcher at Caltech, hosted by Prof. Anima Anandkumar, working with ML and Control researchers at CMS department and the Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST) in close collaboration with Prof. Yisong Yue, Prof. Soon-Jo Chung, and Prof. Joel W. Burdick. I am also a former visiting student researcher at Caltech. I am a former visiting student researcher at Stanford University, hosted by Prof. Emma Brunskill, and researcher at Simons Institute, UC. Berkeley. I am also a former guest researcher at INRIA France, working with Sequel team hosted by Dr. Alessandro Lazaric as well as a visitor at Microsoft Research Lab, New England, and New York. I am a graduate student in the TensorLab at the University of California, Irvine, supervised by Prof. Anima Anandkumar.
My research interest is mainly in the area of Machine Learning, from theory to practice, with the main focus in Reinforcement Learning. I work on Deep Learning, Robotic, Spectral Method, Optimization, Online learning, Active Learning, Safety, Fairness, Adversarial attacks, and Generative models through both Learning Theory and core scientific lenses. You can find my CV here.
I am looking for Ph.D. students with a strong background in mathematics and statistics. For the Ph.D. position, please apply to the Ph.D. program at Purdue University and mention my name as your potential advisor.