Raaz RSK Dwivedi

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Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
University of California, Berkeley

Email: raaz.rsk@berkeley.edu
Office: BLISS, 264 Cory Hall, Berkeley
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I am a sixth-year graduate student in the Department of EECS at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). I am fortunate to be advised by Prof. Martin Wainwright and Prof. Bin Yu. My thesis committee members include Prof. David Aldous and Prof. Peter Bartlett. I have also been fortunate to work with several collaborators, including Prof. Michael Jordan at UC Berkeley, Lester Mackey at Microsoft Research (MSR), and Prof. David Madigan at the Northeastern University (formerly at Columbia University). I am associated with the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research group (BAIR). In 2014, I graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay), with a B. Tech. (Honors) in Electrical Engineering and Minors in Mathematics. At IIT Bombay, I was also fortunate to work with Prof. Vivek Borkar, Prof. Pradeep Nair, and Prof. Juzer Vasi.

My research interests include both the theoretical and applied aspects of statistical machine learning and data science. Some topics of particular interest include the theory of high-dimensional statistics, MCMC algorithms, kernel methods, deep neural networks, and data-driven methodology for causal inference and interpretable machine learning.

At UC Berkeley, I was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award in 2020. I also received the prestigious Berkeley Fellowship, the highest award for the incoming graduate students, in 2015. During my graduation at IIT Bombay, I was awarded the President of India Gold Medal, the highest honor to a graduating batch of students, the Institute Silver Medal for the highest GPA, and the Best B. Tech Project Award in the EE department.

I spent the summer of 2019 as a research intern at Microsoft Research New England. I also spent the summer of 2017 as an intern at Mist systems, Cupertino (recently acquired by Juniper Networks). Before joining UC Berkeley, I worked for a year at WorldQuant Research in Mumbai, India, as a Senior Quantitative Researcher. During my undergrad, I spent the summer of 2013 at Stanford University as an intern with Prof. Balaji Prabhakar, and the winter of 2012 at Ivy Mobility.

Last updated on December 1st, 2020.