I'm a fifth year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at University of Maryland, College Park (I also received an M.S. degree from the same department). I am advised by Aravind Srinivasan. I am also fortunate to closely work with these awesome researchers.
My research interests broadly span the intersection of Algorithms, Machine Learning and Operations Research. I am interested in both theory and practice with problems broadly falling in these domains. I'm particularly inclined towards problems of algorithm design and analysis drawing tools from variety of areas including probability, statistics, linear algebra, mathematical programming, (discrete/continuous) optimization. I am especially interested in research that spans the full spectrum of theory to practice (i.e., theory informing practice and applications informing theory).
My current focus is on studying algorithmic applications in Computational Economics and Machine Learning. Representative recent problems include Online Matching, Multi-armed Bandits, Causality.
I am always open to working on projects tied to other application areas which require principled algorithmic approaches. Feel free to contact me!
Previously, I obtained a B.Tech (Hons), with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Operations Research, from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. My brother and I spent our childhood days in the beautiful city of Bangalore, India.
*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 proficiency!