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I am a PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University since Fall 2018. At CMU, I am affiliated with CyLab and advised by Prof. Osman Yağan. Before this, I completed my Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India, working with Prof. Sharayu Moharir and Prof. Ankur Kulkarni. While at IIT Bombay, I completed a Minor in Design at the Industrial Design Center, where I collaborated extensively with Prof. Venkatesh Rajamanickam at the Information Design Lab.

My research interests span applied probability, optimization, privacy and machine learning, with a focus on networked systems. Please see the Research page for a list of publications. Here is a link to my CV. You can reach me via email at msood[at]cmu[dot]edu or contact me on LinkedIn.

In addition to my passion for research and teaching, I am an avid visual artist and engage in community programs to make math and art more accessible to diverse audiences. ​I moonlight as a Watercolor Artist. Here is my linktree and you can find more details on the Outreach+Art page.