Optimization, Probability and Learning (OPAL) Lab


PhD Students


Jianyu Wang

Jianyu joined the PhD program at CMU in 2017. He received a Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering at Tsinghua University, China. During his undergraduate program, he has spent three months in UC Berkeley as a visiting researcher and two years working with professor Yuan Shen. His research at CMU focuses on distributed machine learning.





Ankur Mallick

Ankur joined the PhD program at CMU in 2017. He received a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering and a M.Tech. in Communications and Signal Processing, both in 2016, from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Following this he spent a year at Sony Corporation, Japan, as an R&D engineer working on signal processing and machine learning algorithms for image sensors. His research interests are broadly in machine learning, distributed computing, and information theory. He has been awarded the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship 2019 for his work on edge machine learning.



Samarth Gupta

Samarth (co-advised with Prof. Osman Yagan) joined the PhD program at CMU in 2017. Before that he received his BTech and MTech from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He is interested in working on online learning and statistical machine learning problems, with applications to recommendation systems, experiment design, dynamic pricing, data analytics and privacy-preserving learning. During summer 2019, he worked as an intern with the prediction team at Uber ATG to develop safety-oriented predictions for traffic actors around an autonomous vehicle.



Yae Jee Cho

Yae Jee joined the PhD program at CMU in 2019. She received both her M.S. and B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering at Yonsei University. Her research interests are in distributed machine learning and optimization theory, including federated learning.






Tuhinangshu Choudhury

Tuhinangshu (co-advised with Prof. Osman Yagan) joined the PhD program at CMU in 2019. He received his Bachelors and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. His interest lies in performance analysis of computer systems, statistical learning and random graphs.




Masters Students


Chaitanya Dwivedi

Shreyas Chaudhari

Hao Liang

Dhruva Kaushal

Summer Interns


Divyansh Jhunjhunwala, 2019

Subhojyoti Ghosh, 2019

Chaitanya Dwivedi, 2019

Sanghamitra Dutta, 2017 (at IBM Research)

Alumni


Zhouyi Yang CMU ECE M.S. June 2020

Sai Bhargav Yalamanchi: CMU ECE M.S. Dec 2018 → Uber

Souptik Sen: CMU INI M.S. Jun 2018 → LinkedIn

Mani Swetha Mandava: CMU ECE M.S. Dec 2018 → NVIDIA

Malhar Chaudhari: CMU ECE M.S. Dec 2017 → Oracle