I am a PhD student in the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. I am advised by Prof. Xiaodi Wu, and am part of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS). As of Fall 2019, I am in the third year of my program. My research centers around quantum algorithms, especially those that are relevant to tasks in optimization and machine learning. I am also broadly interested in theoretical computer science and computational learning theory. I have previously studied quantum algorithms for convex optimization, volume approximation and linear classification. I have also worked on variational quantum circuits as a means of learning distributions of quantum states.
I attended the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay from 2013 to 2017, and completed a B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering, with honors in Computer Science and Engineering, and a minor in Physics. While there, I interned at the Xerox Research Center India (now Conduent Labs India) and conducted research on online routing algorithms with Dr. Koyel Mukherjee. As my undergraduate research project, I worked with Prof. Supratim Biswas on compiler optimizations for parallel programming.