Karthik Abinav Sankararaman*
I am currently a research scientist working at Facebook in the domains of Online advertising,
machine learning and market design.
Previously, I finished my PhD at the Department of Computer Science
at University of Maryland,
(I also received an M.S. degree from the same department).
I was fortunate to work closely with these
During this time,
I have also held positions at Adobe, IBM Almaden Research Center and Microsoft Research, NYC.
Even before that, I obtained a B.Tech (Hons), with a major in
Computer Science and a minor in Operations Research, from Indian
. My brother
and I spent our
childhood days in the
beautiful city of Bangalore, India.
My research interests broadly spans Algorithms, Machine Learning,
Data Mining and Market Design. I am interested
in foundations, modelling and applications of problems that broadly fall
in these domains.
I am especially interested in research that has the potential to span the full spectrum
of theory, practice to eventual integration in large scale complex systems. My short-term focus has been on
interactive learning systems (e.g., multi-armed bandits, reinforcement learning) in
online markets (e.g., internet auctions).
Apart from research, I also contribute to the academic (in
theoretical computer science and machine learning) community via
reviewing/PC service for
conferences such as NeurIPS, ICML, AIStats, ICLR, AAAI, UAI,
SODA, ... which I find extremely fulfilling and fun to do.
*I usually go by either Karthik or Abinav. If you want to
use my last name, please see the syllables for help.
(Syllables: Kar/thik A/bi/nav San/kar/a/ra/man)
My name in languages I speak, in decreasing order of
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