Vidya Muthukumar

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Vidya Muthukumar is an Assistant Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial Engineering and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, she spent Fall 2020 at the Simons Institute as a Simons-Berkeley Research Fellow for the program on Theory of Reinforcement Learning.

Dr. Muthukumar received her PhD degree in the EECS Department, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA. Her broad interests are in game theory, online and statistical learning. She is particularly interested in designing learning algorithms that provably adapt in strategic environments, fundamental properties of overparameterized models, and fairness, accountability, and transparency in machine learning. Her honors include the Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowship, IBM Research Science for Social Good Fellowship, the SanDisk Fellowship, and the UC Berkeley EECS Outstanding Course Development and Teaching Award. She served as the Co-President of UC Berkeley Women in Computer Science and Engineering in 2017. Dr. Muthukumar serves on the senior program committee for COLT 2021.

  • machine learning
  • statistics
  • game theory
  • reinforcement learning
Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowship August 2020 - December 2020
IBM Science for Social Good Fellowship May 2018 - August 2018
UC Berkeley EECS Outstanding Course Development and Teaching Award August 2015 - December 2015
SanDisk PhD Fellowship August 2015 - July 2016