Hello! I am an M.S. - Ph.D. student in Operations Research, working with Prof. Agostino Capponi at Columbia University.

Previously, I was a SCAI (Societal impact through Cloud and Artificial Intelligence) Research Fellow at Microsoft Research Lab India. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad (IIT-ISM).

Please go over my resume to know more about me.

Interests 🔖

My current research interests lie at the intersection of Energy Systems and Technology for Emerging Markets broadly in the areas of AI/ML in power systems, smart grid optimization and reinforcement learning.

Past Research Works 🔍

At Microsoft Research (MSR), I work on Project Vasudha under the guidance of Dr. Akshay Nambi, Tanuja Ganu and Dr. Shivkumar Kalyanaraman. My research focuses on applying machine learning for optimization and control in distributed energy resources (DERs) of high-renewable power grids. Specifically, my work explores different Reinforcement Learning techniques, stochastic and traditional discrete optimization algorithms that solves the physics based constraints associated with power systems. Being a SCAI fellow, my vocation also encompasses on transitioning the research work to early-stage deployable solutions for partners of Microsoft, where I collaborate with Dr. Shivkumar Kalyanaraman’s team of Azure Energy and Mobility on the same. To know more about my works at MSR, please visit here.

My research in AI for Social Good until now has tackled various societal impact like addressing range anxiety of electric vehicles’ drivers, enhancing maritime coastal security, accurately scheduling batteries to reduce carbon footprints of consumers, benefitting energy providers by accurate scheduling of their renewable resources, detecting fault location and type in active distribution networks.

Please see here for a list of my recent publications.

What outside work 🏓 !

Outside of research, I like playing cricket, table tennis, and pool. Playing table tennis during the respite hours in the MSR office has been a pure source of enjoyment, relaxation and recharging for me to do better work.

Besides this, I love painting and sketching during my leisure times. Please head over to the gallery to view some of my sketchings. I completed my 5th yr (Sr. Diploma) with Distinction in the subject of Painting and was also a part of Art Freaks Core Team at IIT-ISM.

I, also had a formal training on harmonium, and completed 3rd year with first division in vocal classical music. Although not an active vocalist, I love listening to music whenever free.