Sharan Vaswani

PhD student, Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia

I am a second year PhD student co-supervised by Laks Lakshmanan and Mark Schmidt. My research interests lie in Machine Learning, Data mining, Artificial Intelligence and Computational Neuroscience. Specifically, I am interested in online optimization, multiarmed bandits and its applications to social networks, recommender systems and biology.

I completed my Master's in Computer Science from UBC working under Laks.V.S.Lakshmanan on online and adaptive variants of the influence maximization problem in social networks. Before coming to UBC, I was a research engineer in the parallel systems group at Siemens Corporate Research in Bangalore. I obtained my Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, India.

Department of Computer Science
University of British Columbia
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Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V6T 1Z4