Statistics and Machine Learning Group
@ Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore


Research interests of Prof. Dukkipati lie in foundations of machine learning. In particular, he is interested in problems related to network analysis, spectral graph methods, machine learning in low data regime, sequential decision making under uncertainity and deep reinforcement learning.

Ph.D. Students

Annervaz did his Masters in IIT Bombay, and has been in Accenture Technology Labs since then. Currently, he joined for Ph.D. with the aim of developing tools and methods for learning from big data.
Annervaz K. M.Email annervaz@iisc
Shaarad completed his masters in mathematics and joined the lab as a PhD student in 2018. He is interested in machine learning and deep learning.
A R ShaaradEmail rangaa@iisc
Rahul V is an PhD candidate (ERP) at CSA, IISc along with working in GE Healthcare. His day job is to tinker with machine learning algorithms to solve medical imaging problems, evenings for resigning to the fact that his tinkerings have underperformed the baselines and hopes he can enjoy academic delights in the night. He is broadly interested in understanding why deep learning algorithms work, and if they can indeed work well with noisy and fewer samples.
Rahul VEmail rahulv@iisc
Parag joined StatsML Group as a Ph.D. student in 2022. He used to work on statistical modelling during his masters. Now, he is excited about causality and reinforcement learning as well.
Parag DuttaEmail paragdutta@iisc
Arpana joined the PhD in 2021. She has industrial exp of 4+ years. She completed her master's from IIST Trivandrum in ML and bachelor's from NIT Surat in CS. She has worked in areas of deep learning, computer vision, transformers and NLP. Currently, she is working for ML in Neuroscience.
Arpana AlkaEmail
Mainak completed his B.E. in IT from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He finds beauty in the preciseness of Physics and Mathematics. He was introduced to ML and DL during his undergraduate studies. He has used deep learning models for NLP. He finds AI models to be elegant representations of the human brain. Presently he is using deep computer vision models to understand neural mechanisms of attention from EEG data.
Mainak BiswasEmail
Soumyadeep's passion for AI began during his B.Tech days at the Govt. College of Engg & Ceramic Technology in Kolkata, where he honed his skills by completing various short projects. As he delved deeper into the field, he became increasingly fascinated by the mathematical principles that underpinned it. Driven by this curiosity, he joined the StatsML group at CSA as a Direct PhD student in January 2023, with a broad interest in both theoretical and applied ML/DL.
Soumyadeep RoyEmail

Masters Students (Project)

Anuj Kumar is pursuing his M.Tech (2022 - 2024) at CSA, IISc. He is interested in the field of Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing and Medical Imaging.
Anuj Kumar Email
Sai Prakash, completed his B.E from Vasavi College Of Engineering, Hyderabad. He is interested in NLP and Deep Representation learning. His current focus involves developing LLMs for Indian languages. He is also working on knowledge graphs for representation learning.
Hadnoor Sai Prakash Email
Jayant is currently pursuing his Master’s from the Department of CSA at IISc . He is currently working on efficiently integrating LLM and KG for better Question Answering.
Jayant Singh Email
Mihir is pursuing his master's in Computer Science from IISc. He is currently working on Low Resources Language Translation models and has a keen interest in NLU tasks.
Mihir Khatri Email
Devansh is pursuing his M.Tech in CSA department at IISc. He is interested in the fields of Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing.
Devansh Tyagi Email

Former PhD students

Debarghya submitted his Ph.D. thesis in April 2016 and moved to University of Tubingen, Germany as a postdoctoral researcher in the Theory of Machine Learning Group. At present, he a faculty in Computer Science at Technical University, Munich, Germany.
Gaurav has submitted his thesis titled "Deep learning with minimal supervision" in November 2017 and moved to IBM IRL in Delhi.
Maria belongs to the erstwhile Algorithmic Algebra group. She submitted her thesis in July 2016 and moved to Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria as a post-doctoral researcher. At present, she is a faculty in Computer Science at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad. .
Ashwin submitted his thesis and moved to a startup. .
Shubham submitted his Ph.D thesis in May 2021 and defended in November 2021. Shubham's next stop is IBM Paris, where he will be a research scientist. .
Tony submitted his PhD thesis in July 2023 and defended in November 2023. Tony's next stop is Dolby, Advanced Technology Group in Bengaluru.
Tony GraciousEmail tonygracious@iisc

Former Masters Students

Former Research Associates

Former Research Interns

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