Welcome

I am currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, at UW Madison. My postdoctoral advisor is Rebecca Willett. A new page will be up sometime soon.

I am Ravi Sastry Ganti Mahapatruni (the first two words constitute my first name and the last two my last name) a fourth year graduate student in the Computer Sciences department at Georgia Institute of Technology . My interests are in sequential analysis, sequential decision making, statistical learning theory, stochastic optimization and nonparametric statistics. I am advised by Alexander Gray. I have also had the good fortune of working with Adam Kalai. As an undergraduate, I worked on NLP problems, with Monojit Choudhury

An up-to-date CV can be found here.

Publications
  • Ravi Ganti and Alexander Gray. Local Support Vector Machines: Formulation and Analysis. [Arxiv link]
  • Ravi Ganti and Alexander Gray. Building Bridges: Viewing Active Learning from the Multi-Armed Bandit Lens. UAI 2013. [UAI version][Longer version].
  • Ravi Ganti and Alexander Gray. UPAL: Unbiased Pool Based Active Learning. AISTATS 2012 [short version] [arxiv]
  • Ravi Ganti and Alexander Gray. CAKE: Convex Adaptive Kernel Desnity Estimation. AISTATS 2011 [paper] [supplementary]
  • Adam Tauman Kalai and Ravi Sastry. The Isotron Algorithm: High-Dimensional Isotonic Regression, Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference on Learning Theory (COLT), 2009 [paper], [presentation].

Some useful links
Making heatmaps in R
Unix Commands
Bash Commands
Bash Tutorial
NumPy for Matlab users
Lectures on Large scale linear algebra

Contact Information
Ravi Sastry Ganti Mahapatruni,
1305 KACB, 266 Ferst Drive,
College of Computing,
Georgia Institute of Technology,
Atlanta, GA-30332,
e-mail: gmravi2003ATgatechDOTedu