Before starting at MSR, I was a Lecturer in the EECS department at , designing and teaching the new first-year classes EECS16A and EECS16B.

I received my PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley, where my advisor was . I was also lucky to work with Jose Carmena at UC Berkeley for my MS, and I had a wonderful UROP experience in George Verghese's group as an undergrad at MIT.

Research

I am interested in developing and understanding simple mathematical models of complex systems to gain engineering and design insights. I have worked on such problems in different areas including information and control theory, wireless communications, robotic navigation under uncertainty, crowdsourcing, brain-machine interfaces, data-center networks and cardio-vascular modeling. I am thankful for the many wonderful collaborations that have lead to these publications.

Information and control theory

Protocol design for wireless control

Robotic navigation under uncertainty

Certifyably safe robot navigation in uncertain environments
Brian Axelrod, Debadeepta Dey, Ashish Kapoor and Gireeja Ranade
Submitted 2016
Learning to gather information
Sanjiban Chowdhury, Ashish Kapoor, Gireeja Ranade and Debadeepta Dey
Submitted 2016
No-regret replanning under uncertainty
Wen Sun, Niteesh Sood, Debadeepta Dey, Gireeja Ranade, Siddharth Prakash and Ashish Kapoor
Submitted 2016

Crowdsourcing

Worker information in crowdsourcing contest design
Gireeja Ranade, and Lav R. Varshney
Book Chapter, submitted 2015.

Programmable optical networks for datacenters

Neuroscience and brain-machine interfaces

Cardiovascular Modeling and Prediction

Model-based Estimation of Cardiac Output and Total Peripheral Resistance
Tushar A. Parlikar, Thomas Heldt, Gireeja Ranade and George Verghese
Computers in Cardiology, October 2007

Economics

Theses

Teaching

Classes

Students and Interns

Brian Axelrod
Summer intern at MSR Redmond in 2016 co-mentored with Debadeepta Dey and Ashish Kapoor. Worked on developing certification for the safety of trajectories for robotic navigation under uncertainty.
Currently first-year MEng student in EECS at MIT.
Vasuki Narasimha Swamy
Graduate student at UC Berkeley working on wireless protocol design for low-latency high-reliability control. Vasuki was also an intern at MSR Redmond in Summer 2016 co-mentored with Ranveer Chandra and Sudipta Sinha.
Currently PhD student in EECS at UC Berkeley.
Leah Dickstein
Undergraduate researcher at UC Berkeley working on effects of delay and quantization in control systems.
CSoI Channels Scholar 2015-2016. Currently fourth-year undergraduate at UC Berkeley.
Ena Hariyoshi
Undergraduate researcher at UC Berkeley working on geometric interpretations of the value of information and control capacity in systems with unpredictable parameters
CSoI Channels Scholar 2014-2015, 2015-2016. Currently first-year EECS PhD student at MIT.
Sahaana Suri
Undergraduate reseracher at UC Berkeley working on wireless protocol design for low-latency high-reliability control applications.
Finalist, CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award 2015. Currently second-year EE PhD student at Stanford.
Govind Ramnarayan
Undergraduate researcher working on the value of future information in control over lossy networks.
Currently third-year CS PhD student at MIT.

Etc.