I am a postdoctoral scholar at the RISE Lab at the University of California, Berkeley working with Ion Stoica, Mike Jordan, and Joey Gonzalez. My current research interests are in the intersection of decision-making under uncertainty and game theory with an emphasis on applications in computer systems. For more details, see my publications.

I completed my PhD in Machine Learning at Carnegie Mellon University, where I was co-advised by Jeff Schneider and Barnabas Poczos. My PhD was generously supported by a Facebook fellowship (2017/18), a Siebel scholarship (2017/18), and a CMU Presidential fellowship (2015/16). Prior to CMU, I completed my B.Sc in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.


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email:   kandasamy [at] eecs (dot) berkeley {dot} edu