I am a final-year PhD candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. At CMU, I am affiliated with the CyLab Security & Privacy Institute and advised by Osman Yağan. I have been lucky to collaborate with Giulia Fanti at CMU, Chai Wah Wu at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, H. Vincent Poor, and Simon A. Levin at Princeton University. I spent Summer 2022 working with the Robust and Safe Deep Learning team at the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence.
My research focuses on stochastic modeling, learning, and optimization for making networked systems that interface with society and our daily lives more resilient and performant. At CMU, my research has been recognized by a Best Paper Award at IEEE ICC '21 and several competitive fellowships including the College of Engineering's Dowd Fellowship '20 (awarded to top-3 applicants) and the Cylab Presidential Fellowship ('20, '23). I have been twice recognized as an EECS Rising Star (MIT '21 and Georgia Tech '23).
I completed my Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India, working with Sharayu Moharir and Ankur Kulkarni at the interface of optimization and game theory.
I am passionate about improving representation in computing and making math and art more accessible to diverse audiences. For my contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, I have been awarded the Unsung Hero Award at CMU and the Advanced Graduate Ambassadorship of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
Note: I am on the 2023/24 job market for faculty and post-doctoral positions.
[Nov '23] Honored to be recognized as an EECS Rising Star. Excited to visit Georgia Tech!
[Oct '23] Our paper on distributed network design with random K-out graphs has been accepted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 2023.
[Aug '23] Honored to be recognized as a CMU Security & Privacy Insitute (CyLab) Presidential Fellow. [News Story]
[Jun '23] Our paper Spreading Processes with Mutations over Multi-layer Networks has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). [News Story]
[Apr '23] Selected to participate in the 10th Heidelberg Laureate Forum.
[Mar '23] Invited to visit the Santa Fe Institute for the Complex Systems Summer School this summer.
[Feb '23] Organized the first Pittsburgh Women in Mathematics and Computing Symposium. [News Story]
[Oct '22] Awarded the Knight Fellowship by the Center for Informed Democracy & Social - cybersecurity (IDeaS).
[Aug '22] Awarded the Advanced Graduate Ambassadorship of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Princeton to organize a one-day conference 'Women in Mathematics and Computing Symposium (WMCS)'.
[May '22] Started my Internship as a Machine Learning Researcher at the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence as part of the Robust and Safe Deep Learning team.
[May '22] Visited the IAS School of Mathematics for the WAM Mathematics of Machine Learning program.
[Apr '22] Awarded the Unsung Hero Award of the ECE Diversity Committee.
[Feb '22] Awarded the CMU Lee-Stanziale Ohana Endowed Fellowship.
[Oct '21] Thrilled to be a part of the cohort of MIT EECS Rising Stars.