Nidhi Rathi

PhD research student (IBM PhD Fellow)

Department of Mathematics

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560012

Email : nidhirathi (at) iisc (dot) ac (dot) in

nidhirathi11 (at) gmail (dot) com

I am an Integrated PhD student at the Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science (IISc). I started my research as a PhD student in 2016 under the guidance of Prof. Siddharth Barman (Dept. of Computer Science and Automation, IISc) and Prof. Mrinal K. Ghosh (Department of Mathematics, IISc).

I have been awarded with the prestigious IBM PhD Fellowship for the year 2020.

My primary research interests lie in the area of Algorithmic Game theory and Optimization. I am working towards building Artificial Intelligence systems for Resource allocation problems. I am interested in exploring the computability of equilibria and fair resource allocations under various settings, and hence, developing algorithms with provable fairness guarantees. Furthermore, I aim to explore the connections between Computational Social Choice Theory and Machine Learning.

I completed my Masters in Mathematics from IISc with thesis titled 'Efficient Oblivious Transfer Protocols in Cryptography' under the guidance of Prof. Arpita Patra (CSA, IISc). Prior to joining IISc, I received my Bachelors in Mathematics (Hons.) from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University.