I am a post-doctoral fellow at the RLAI lab at University of Alberta with Michael Bowling and Martha White. My research interests lie in the field of machine learning, statistics and decision-theoretic planning. I am interested in developing new methods and algorithms that are computationally efficient and enable an agent to behave intelligently to accomplish certain tasks. Currently, I am working on developing methods for active perception tasks that involve an agent trying to balance making multiple predictions. Consequently, I am involved and interested in (deep) reinforcement learning, submodular optimization and information theory. I am also interested in applying learning/planning algorithms for developing systems that can help humans and computers to collaborate to accomplish tasks that are typically considered challenging.

Previously, I completed my Phd from University of Amsterdam under the supervision of Shimon Whiteson and Frans Oliehoek. Before that, I worked as a senior developer at Capital One Labs. I recieved a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 2012. I interned with eBay during the summer of 2011. Before that, I received a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics Engineering from VNIT, Nagpur in 2010.