Ashwin Venkataraman

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

About Me

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard University. I recently graduated from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University (NYU) with a Ph.D. in Computer Science. I was fortunate to have Prof. Srikanth Jagabathula and Prof. Lakshminarayanan Subramanian as my advisors.

I am on the academic job market this year. I will be presenting at two sessions in the upcoming 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ:

  • A Model-based Embedding Technique for Segmenting Customers: Session MB21, North Bldg 129B, Nov 5 @ 11:30 AM
  • A Conditional Gradient Approach for Nonparametric Estimation of Mixing Distributions: Session MD20, North Bldg 129A, Nov 5 @ 4:30 PM

Journal and Conference Papers

Other Publications

Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science
    Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
    Sep 2014 -- Aug 2018
  • MS in Computer Science
    Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
    Sep 2012 -- Aug 2014
  • B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi
    July 2008 -- May 2012

Selected Awards

  • NYU GSAS Dean's Dissertation Fellowship (2017-18)
    1-year fellowship awarded to 30 Ph.D. students from across NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS).
  • Jacob T. Schwartz Ph.D. Fellowship (2015)
    For outstanding performance in the Ph.D. program (1 of 2 students awarded in the computer science department).
  • Henry M. MacCracken Fellowship (2012-17)
    For pursuing graduate studies at NYU.