I am a Research Engineer at Singapore Management University (SMU) advised by Prof. Pradeep Varakantham. My current work focuses on using Reinforcement Learning to solve real-world problems in Transportation and Security. I am more broadly interested in understanding how to use my knowledge of AI to be of use to society.
Prior to this, I spent a year at Microsoft Research India during which I worked on Natural Language Processing with Dr. Sundararajan Sellamanickam and Information and Communications Technology for Development with Dr. Colin Scott and Dr. Bill Thies.
B.E. (Hons.) in Computer Science, 2017
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
• Helped build an Android app that aimed to augment local peer-to-peer file transfer like Bluetooth (a substitute to the internet for media acquisition in low resource communities) by creating a barter economy.
• Helped pilot the application in a village in Bihar, India along with my advisor and local partners from the region.
• Prototyped the conversation engine for a wearable device to assist the elderly.
• Helped design an annotation scheme for patient medical records.
We add future information to ride-pooling assignments by using a novel extension to Approximate Dynamic Programming.
We reformulate Threat Screening Games, a kind of Stackelberg Security Game, as an MDP with constraints on the action space.