I am a PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University since Fall 2018. At CMU, I am affiliated with the CyLab Security & Privacy Institute and advised by Osman Yağan. I have been lucky to collaborate with Chai Wah Wu from IBM T. J. Watson Research Center and H. Vincent Poor and Simon A. Levin from Princeton University. I spent Summer 2022 working with the Robust and Safe Deep Learning team at the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence.
My research interests span applied probability, privacy, optimization, and machine learning, with a focus on networked systems. At CMU, my research has been recognized by a Best paper award at ICC, the MIT EECS Rising Stars, and the College of Engineering's Dowd Fellowship (awarded to top-3 applicants).
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 making math and art more accessible to diverse audiences; more details on Outreach and Art. 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.
[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).
[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.
[Jun '21] Honored to receive the Best Paper Award at International Conference on Communications (ICC). [News Articles by CMU ECE and College of Engineering].