About Me

Research Interests: Reinforcement Learning, Network Analytics, Deep Learning

Academic Positions

Head of the Department

Professor, Dept. of Computer Science

MindTree Faculty Fellow

Head of the Centre

Head of the Centre

Affiliate Professor | TCS Research

Visiting Researcher

Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science

Visiting Fellow, Dept. of Computer Science

Visiting Faculty, Dept. of Computer Science & Automation

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science



Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Computer Science

Feb 2004 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Adviser: Andrew G. Barto

Thesis: An Algebraic Approach to Abstraction in Reinforcement Learning.


Master of Science (Engineering)

Department of Computer Science and Automation

Apr 1996 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Adviser: S. Sathiya Keerthi

Thesis: Solution of Delayed Reinforcement Learning Problems having Continuous Action Spaces.


Bachelor of Engineering

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering

Apr 1993 Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Positions held

  • Member

    ACM India Council
  • President

    India Chapter of ACM SIGKDD
  • Vice-President

    India Chapter of ACM SIGKDD
  • Secretary

    India Chapter of ACM SIGKDD

Awards and Honours

  • Elected ACM Distinguished Member for significant scientific contributions to computing

  • Elected Senior Member Association for Advancement of AI (AAAI) for longstanding contributions to the field of AI

  • Mindtree Faculty Fellow at IIT Madras

  • Invited to be a panelist for “AI for All: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Inclusive Growth” at 4th NITI Lecture.


Faculty Gifts

  • Google Faculty Research Gift

    2021 (twice)
  • KLA Tencor Faculty Research Engagement Grant

    2014, 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Yahoo! Faculty Research Engagement Gift

    2009, 2014
  • Intel Faculty Research Gift

  • Amazon Faculty Research Grant

  • Verisk Analytics Faculty Research Grant

  • Adobe Research Faculty Research Grant