I am a postdoctoral scholar at the RISE Lab at the University of California, Berkeley working with Ion Stoica and Joey Gonzalez. My primary research interests are in sequential decision-making under uncertainty, spanning topics such as bandits, reinforcement learning, and design of experiments. 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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