You can find my CV here.
I worked with Amita Singh, Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge and Magnus Wiktorsson, on the problem of bringing together local and global stakeholders in city-wide urban logistics with the help of simulations and multi-objective optimization to solve real world problems. We used SUMO with NSGA-II to optimize city-wide emissions as well as noise in certain neighborhoods as a case study in two European cities.
- "Optimizing local and global objectives for sustainable mobility in urban areas" ~ Journal of Urban Mobility (2022); Open Access Paper.
As a follow up to Memorize, I worked with Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez and the creators of Swift Learning App, Christoph Moser and Graham Lancashire, to design a new algorithm for scheduling lessons
Select. We ran large scale randomized experiments to verify that the learning indeed was improved by using the ML based instructions.
My contributions to the sparse matrix API were recognized by making me a co-contributor and co-author to the Nature Methods paper describing
SciPy, which coincided with the release of version 1.0 of the library. Also, this along with my contribution to python/cpython, i.e., the Python programming language, also earned me a badge on GitHub for contributing to the Mars 2020 Helicopter Contributor. I always wanted to put something in space 🤗
With Róbert Busa-Fekete, Wojciech Kotłowski, Dávid Pál, and Balázs Szörényi, I have looked at hte problem of learning to optimally web-crawl pages while simultaneously learning how often they change. Our conclusions about the properties of the learning algorithm and results about learnability of rates of Poisson processes with partial observability apply to many other problems and scenarios as well. We provide the first sub-linear guarantees for such problems and take the first step in the direction of establishing that given some constraints on the optimization problems (e.g. RedQueen, Memorize) which schedule events in continuous time, learning the rates/parameters of the environment while simultaneously optimizing is possible with zero-regret.
- "Learning to Crawl" ~ AAAI (2020); Paper.
With Abir De, Aasish Pappu, and Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez, I have uncovered a connection between complexity of online discussions and the notion of sign-rank of matrices. This allows us to determine the complexity of online discussions just by looking at the pattern of upvotes/downvotes cast by users on others' comments; the key insight is using humans as oracles and by-passing the nuances of sarcasm and humor often present in online comments.
With Abir De and Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez, I have developed a deep reinforcement learning algorithm for controlling agents whose actions are performed, and who receives feedback from the environment, at discrete localized points in continuous real time. This is in contract to the classical RL setup where the actions and rewards (feedback) are synchronously given to the agent at discrete points in time.
With Behzad Tabibian, Abir De, Ali Zarezade, Bernhard Schölkopf and Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez, I have determined the optimal reviewing schedule to keep knowledge fresh in your memory for optimal recall while minimizing effort spent on learning it.
With Isabel Valera and Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez, I am developing models to understand how learning happens on Crowdlearning sites, such as Stack Overflow and Wikipedia.
- "On Crowdlearning: How do People Learn in the Wild?", oral presentation at Workshop on Machine Learning for Education at NeurIPS (2016);
- "Uncovering the dynamics of Crowdlearning and the Value of Knowledge", oral presentation at WSDM (2017); Paper.
With Nan Du, Hanjun Dai, Rakshit Trivedis, Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez, and Le Song, I developed a model which uses recurrent neural networks to model point processes, yielding impressive predictive results.
- "Recurrent marked temporal point processes: Embedding event history to vector", Poster presetned at KDD (2016); Paper.
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An app for chatting which translates chat messages in real time. You can learn a foreign language while not disrupting communication with your friends.
A Python program for converting pdf slides and annotated text notes into Anki decks.
See how users in different tags ask and answer questions on Stack Overflow.
See how many users and upvotes different tags see over time on StackOverflow.