I am a final-year PhD student 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 Chai Wah Wu from IBM T. J. Watson Research Center,  H. Vincent Poor and Simon A. Levin from Princeton University, and Giulia Fanti at CMU.  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 in complex socio-technical systems. A key theme in my research has been leveraging the structure of interactions to drive performance in networked systems. Application areas include combatting the spread of contagions (e.g., misinformation) and enabling reliable communication and computations in decentralized 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. 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 post-doctoral and faculty positions.

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