Academic Positions

  • Present 2018

    Assistant Professor

    Penn State University
    College of Information Sciences and Technology

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2018-2013

    Ph.D. in Computer Science

    University of Southern California

  • B. Tech.2012-2008

    Bachelors in Technology

    IIT Patna

Honors & Awards

  • 2017
    AAMAS 2017 Best Paper Nomination
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    My paper "Influence Maximization in the Field: The Arduous Journey from Emerging to Deployed Application” won the Best Paper Nomination at AAMAS 2017.
    Link to paper: pdf
  • 2017
    AAAI 2017 Best Video Award
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    My AAAI 2017 video submission "HEALER: Using AI to Raise HIV Awareness among Homeless Youth" was awarded the Best Video Award at AAAI 2017.
    Link to video: Video
  • 2017
    AAAI 2017 Best Student Video Award
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    My AAAI 2017 video submission "HEALER: Using AI to Raise HIV Awareness among Homeless Youth" was awarded the Best Student Video Award at AAAI 2017.
    Link to video: Video
  • 2017
    USC Best Research Assistant Award
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    I won the Best Research Assistant Award in the Computer Science Department, University of Southern California for the academic year 2016-2017.
  • 2016
    AAMAS 2016 Best Student Paper Award
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    My paper “Using Social Networks to Aid Homeless Shelters: Dynamic Influence Maximization under Uncertainty” was awarded the Best Student Paper Award at AAMAS 2016 in Singapore.
    Link to paper: pdf
  • 2016
    IDEAS 2016 Visionary Paper Award
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    My paper “POMDPs for Assisting Homeless Shelters: Computational and Deployment Challenges” was awarded the Most Visionary Paper Award at IDEAS 2016 in Singapore.
    Link to paper: pdf
  • 2015
    Incredible Innovations for Social Good 2015
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    My IAAI 2015 work on influence maximization and POMDPs was highlighted by Mashable.com as one of 26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015.
    More information: Article, IAAI 2015 Paper
  • 2015
    AAAI 2015 Press Conference
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    My paper "Preventing HIV Spread in Homeless Populations Using PSINET" was one of four papers that was highlighted in the AAAI 2015 press conference.
    Link to paper: pdf