Sivaraman Balakrishnan Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics
Carnegie Mellon University
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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon, and an affiliated faculty member of the Machine Learning Department in the School of Computer Science.


In the recent past, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley, under the able guidance of Martin Wainwright and Bin Yu. Before that I was a PhD student in the Language Technologies Institute (a part of the School of Computer Science) at Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Jaime Carbonell. Through the course of my PhD, I was also extremely fortunate to have worked with John Lafferty, Alessandro Rinaldo, Aarti Singh and Larry Wasserman.


I am broadly interested in statistical machine learning. Most recently, I have been working on understanding certain hypothesis testing problems, computationally efficient methods for robust statistics, and algorithms for solving non-convex estimation problems. I am a member of the CMU Topological Statistics group.

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