I am a Ph.D. student at College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, advised by Prof. Shlomo Zilberstein. I received a B.E. (Hons.) in Computer Science from BITS-Pilani, India in 2015. Previously, I was a Research Engineer at Singapore Management University (SMU), where I worked with Pradeep Varakantham and Akshat Kumar. Before that, I worked as a software engineer at @WalmartLabs Bangalore; and as an intern at Amazon Bangalore.
I am interested in making fundamental contributions to AI research, more specifically, towards building general-purpose autonomous agents that can operate in unstructured environments with limited resources. At present, my research efforts lie at the intersection of deep reinforcement learning, planning, meta-learning and meta-reasoning, with a focus on improving efficiency and achieving bounded rationality.
In addition to thinking about Bellman equations, I love consuming sciency stuff such as documentaries/podcasts/books on physics, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, psychology etc., in part looking for clues towards my research.
I’m a huge fan of Richard Feynman and Roger Federer.
My friends tell me I sing well.