I am a researcher at Microsoft Research India and an adjunct professor of computer science at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. My research interests lie in the areas of machine learning, computational advertising and computer vision. I have served as an area chair for machine learning and computer vision conferences such as ACCV, CVPR, ICCV, ICML, ICVGIP, IJCAI and NIPS. Classifiers that I have designed are running live on millions of devices around the world protecting them from viruses and malware. I have been awarded the Microsoft Gold Star award and won the PASCAL VOC Object Detection Challenge. I am also a physicist (BSc St. Stephen’s College, David Raja Ram Prize), theoretician (BA Oxford, Rhodes Scholar), engineer (DPhil Oxford, University Scholar) and mathematician (MSRI Berkeley, Post-doctoral Fellow).
I am interested in the following research areas:
- Machine learning: Extreme classification, recommender systems, multi-label learning, supervised learning.
- Computer vision: Image search, object recognition, text recognition, texture classification.
- Computational advertising: Bid phrase suggestion, query recommendation, contextual matching.
I am looking for full time PhD students at IIT Delhi and Research Fellows at Microsoft Research India to work with me on research problems in supervised machine learning, extreme classification and recommender systems. Please e-mail your CV to me directly in addition to formally applying to IIT/Microsoft’s programmes. IIT offers PhD Fellowships in collaboration with Microsoft and many other labs such as Facebook, Google, IBM and TCS. Please look at the CSE Department’s web pages for more details and other funding opportunities.