Abhinav Maurya

PhD Student Researcher

3026 Hamburg Hall
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA-15213

About Me

About Me

Research Interests

Research Advisors

I am fortunate to be advised by Prof. Rahul Telang. I also work closely with other members of Heinz faculty who are interested in the principled use of data science to solve important business or societal challenges. I am a past member of IIT Bombay's SYNERG Lab and CMU's EPD Lab.

Projects, Publications, Patents, Working Papers

Honors and Awards

Community Service

Research Philosophy



Professional Experience

Graduate Coursework at CMU

*taught by Prof. Ruslan Salakhutdinov, favorite course at CMU

Graduate Coursework at IIT Bombay

*taught by Prof. Sunita Sarawagi (CSE), favorite course at IIT Bombay

Some Researchers I Follow

Some Conferences I Follow

Useful Online Notes

Online Introductions without Agonizing Pain

More General Resources

Personal Interests


Web Trail

Some Links


Abraham Lincoln
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Albert Einstein
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.
If at first an idea does not sound absurd, then there is no hope for it.
I have never belonged wholeheartedly to country or state, to my circle of friends or even to my own family. Such isolation is sometimes bitter, but I do not regret being cut off from the understanding and sympathy of other men. I lose something by it,to be sure, but I am compensated for it in being rendered independent of the customs, opinions and prejudices of others, and am not tempted to rest my peace of mind upon such shifting foundations.
Alfred North Whitehead
We think in generalities, but we live in details.
Amelia Earhart Putnam
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things, knows not the livid loneliness of fear nor the mountain heights where bitter joy can hear the sound of wings.
It's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves.
If you chase two rabbits, you will catch neither one.
Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
If, in every home, one child was taught Hindustani classical music, this country would never have been partitioned.
Benjamin Franklin
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Blaise Pascal
The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
Brian Tracy
Do one small thing immediately - often this is all you need to do to get started.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Charles Dubois
The important thing is to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
Douglas Pagels
Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.
Dudley Field Malone
I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.
e e cummings
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night and day to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight and never stop fighting.
Earl Nightingale
A good attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.
Earnest Shackleton
Men wanted for hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant dangers, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success. (An advertisement in 1914 that received 5000 replies)
Eddie Cantor
It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.
Edward Abbey
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
Eyler Coates
We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually produce a masterpiece. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Fritjof Capra
During periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give us so much joy and delight.
Gerard Bricogne
Mankind is a catalyzing enzyme for the transition from a carbon-based to a silicon-based intelligence.
Incidentally, I despise everything which merely instructs me without increasing or immediately enlivening my activity.
Gustave Flaubert
The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy.
Going to the Opera is like making love; we get bored but we come back.
Hermann Weyl
In these days, the angel of topology and the devil of abstract algebra fight for the soul of each individual mathematical domain.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.
Jimmy Wales
I meet a lot of young people who waste a lot of time worrying about finding a magical mentor who will help them to greatness. But greatness will only come from within you. Yes, you need to learn from others, but seek wisdom from many.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If I love you, what business is it of yours?
John Steinbeck
Only through imitation do we develop toward originality.
John von Neumann
In mathematics, you don't understand things; you just get used to them.
Joyce Grenfell
There is no such thing as pursuit of happiness; there is only the discovery of joy.
Killa Petehog
It's better to go for it and get rejected than to never know at all. Wishing, wondering and guessing hurts more.
The best learning doesn't necessarily come from books. If you wish to learn quickly, watch those who excel in the game. Books are maps. They lead you in the right direction, but they can never replace exploration. When you were in school, you didn't just read a book. You did other things to learn that skill. Think of how that relates to all facets in life.
Be the man with scars. Learn from your mistakes and become stronger. Don't be so afraid of failure that you forget to live your life.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
There is no remedy so easy as books, which if they do not give cheerfulness, at least restore quiet to the most troubled mind.
Lao Tzu
He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
Lee Jampolsky
At least three times every day, take a moment and ask yourself what is really important. Have the wisdom and the courage to build your life around your answer.
Leonard Cohen
Ring the bells that still can ring;
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything;
That's how the light gets in.
Marcus Aurelius
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Mark Cuban
Don't follow your passion; follow your effort.
Maya Angelou
Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
Mohandas Gandhi
Freedom is not worth having if it doesn't include the freedom to make mistakes.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
All through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
Neil Gaiman
I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to move on when the one you love walks away from you. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything truly worth knowing.
Paul Sweeney
You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Peter Altenberg
I never dreamed of being Shakespeare or Goethe, and I never expected to hold the great mirror of truth up before the world; I dreamed only of being a little pocket mirror, the sort that a woman can carry in her purse; one that reflects small blemishes, and some great beauties, when held close enough to the heart.
Rabindranath Tagore
The insult and infamy that was my lot to suffer at the hands of my country were not inconsiderable in quantity and so long I had borne them with patience. In this context, I have not been able to understand clearly why I received honor from outside. I did not know that God, whom I had offered homage sitting on the Eastern shore, would extend his right arm in the western shore to accept the same... Europe has given me the garland of honor. If it carries any value, it lies in the aesthetic sense of the men of culture of that country. That has no connection with our country.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man is what he thinks about all day long.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising up every time we fail.
Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.
Hitch your wagon to a star!
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Richard Bach
In order to live freely and happily, you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.
Robert Browning
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?
Robert Frost
In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money.
Satchel Paige
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.
Solomon Lefschetz
It was my lot to plant the harpoon of algebraic topology into the body of the whale of algebraic geometry.
Sun Tzu
All warfare is based on deception.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of war that can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.
Thomas Mann
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
Tom Peters
Unless you walk out into the unknown, the odds of making a profound difference in your life are pretty low.
V S Naipaul
The writer has only to listen very carefully and with a clear heart to what people say to him, and ask the next question, and the next.
Will Durant
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
William Blake
Use what talents you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
William Hutchinson Murray
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.
Winston Churchill
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA