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Karthikeyan Shanmugam


I am a Research Scientist at Google Research India (Bengaluru). I am part of the Machine Learning Foundations and Optimization Team. Previously, I was a Research Staff Member with the IBM Research AI, NY during the period 2017-2022 and a Herman Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellow at IBM Research, NY in the period 2016-2017. I obtained my Ph.D. in ECE from UT Austin in 2016. My advisor at UT was Alex Dimakis. I obtained my MS degree in Electrical Engineering (2010-2012) from the University of Southern California, B.Tech and M.Tech degrees in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras in 2010. My research interests broadly lie in Graph algorithms, Machine learning, Optimization, Coding Theory and Information Theory. Specifically in machine learning, my recent focus is on Causal Inference, Bandits/RL and Explainable AI

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