MLSIG: Machine Learning Special Interest Group
 
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Faculty




Shivani Agarwal
CSA, IISc

Statistical learning, ranking, complex prediction problems, bioinformatics, cheminformatics, information retrieval



Shalabh Bhatnagar
CSA, IISc

Stochastic control and optimization, simulation, communication networks, reinforcement learning



Chiranjib Bhattacharyya
CSA, IISc

Convex optimization, kernel-based learning methods, bioinformatics, computer vision



Ambedkar Dukkipati
CSA, IISc

Information theory, statistical learning, computational algebra



Aditya Gopalan
ECE, IISc

Communication networks, learning and control, performance analysis



Jayant Haritsa
CSA/SERC, IISc

Database systems, data mining, biological databases, multi-lingual databases



Ravi Kannan
Microsoft Research + CSA, IISc

Mathematical foundations of computing, algorithms for large-scale data, spectral algorithms, clustering




Y. Narahari
CSA, IISc

Game theory, mechanism design, incentive-compatible learning



P.S. Sastry
EE, IISc

Pattern recognition, computational neuroscience, temporal data mining



Shirish Shevade
CSA, IISc

Convex optimization, data mining



Partha Pratim Talukdar
SERC, IISc

Machine learning, natural language processing, data integration, cognitive science



C.E. Veni Madhavan
CSA, IISc

Algorithms, cryptography, cognitive science, natural language processing



Visitors / Fellows




B Ravindran
CSE, IIT Madras

(July-Dec, 2012)
Reinforcement learning, social network analysis, data/text mining



Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan
INSPIRE Faculty Fellow, CSA, IISc

(July 2014 - Jan 2015)
Sequential decision making, multiagent learning, multi-armed bandits, humanoid robotics



PhD Students




Arpit Agarwal

Research Supervisor: Shivani Agarwal
Research Interests: Machine learning for practical prediction problems



Annervaz K. M.

Research Supervisor: Ambedkar Dukkipati
Research Interests: Feature learning from big data



P. Balamurugan

Research Supervisor: Shirish Shevade
Research Interests: Structured Prediction



Sahely Bhadra

Research Supervisor: Chiranjib Bhattacharyya
Research Interests: Scalable and robust classification; handling uncertain data; convex optimization; computational bioinformatics



Mrinal Kanti Das

Research Supervisor: Chiranjib Bhattacharyya
Research Interests: Hierarchical bayesian models; text processing (including Indian languages)



Debarghya Ghoshdastidar

Research Supervisor: Ambedkar Dukkipati
Research Interests: Hypergraph partitioning and tensor based methods for unsupevised and semi-supervised learning



Harish Guruprasad

Research Supervisor: Shivani Agarwal
Research Interests: Learning theory; consistency of algorithms



Achintya Kundu

Research Supervisor: Chiranjib Bhattacharyya
Research Interests: Kernel methods; learning kernels; online convex optimization; matrix learning



Adway Mitra

Research Supervisor: Chiranjib Bhattacharyya
Research Interests: Graphical models; matrix completion and recovery; computer vision



Harikrishna Narasimhan

Research Supervisor: Shivani Agarwal
Research Interests: Learning to rank; statistical learning theory; game theory



Divya Padmanabhan

Research Supervisor: Shirish Shevade
Research Interests: Machine Learning and Game Theory



Gaurav Pandey

Research Supervisor: Ambedkar Dukkipati
Research Interests: Unsupervised feature learning for object and speech recognition tasks



Anusha Posinasetty

Research Supervisor: Shirish Shevade
Research Interests: Data Mining, Machine Learning



Arun Rajkumar

Research Supervisor: Shivani Agarwal
Research Interests: Statistical learning theory; rank aggregation; spectral algorithms



Aadirupa Saha

Research Supervisor: Shivani Agarwal
Research Interests: Machine learning & game theory, in particular learning predictive models from incomplete data sets, and connections between online learning & prediction markets



Raman Sankaran

Research Supervisor: Chiranjib Bhattacharyya
Research Interests: Multiple kernel learning; computer vision



Y. R. Siddartha

Research Supervisor: Shivani Agarwal and C.E. Veni Madhavan
Research Interests: Online learning and multi-armed bandits



Srijith P. K.

Research Supervisor: Shirish Shevade
Research Interests: Non parametric Bayesian methods like Gaussian processes and Dirichlet processes to solve problems like preference learning, multi-task learning and structured prediction



Goutham Tholpadi

Research Supervisor: Chiranjib Bhattacharyya/Shirish Shevade
Research Interests: Language (text) processing; information retrieval; topic models; multilinguality



Lavanya Sita Tekumalla

Research Supervisor: Chiranjib Bhattacharyya
Research Interests: Bayesian Non-parametric modeling, Probabilistic Graphical models and their applications



Jithin Vachery

Research Supervisor: Ambedkar Dukkipati
Research Interests: Power-law distributions, generalized information measures and fractals in learning methods



Rohit Vaish

Research Supervisor: Shivani Agarwal
Research Interests: Problems at the intersection of Machine Learning & Game Theory