Arvind Agarwal

Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland

A. V. Williams Building (Rm 3126)

College Park, MD, 20742

Email: arvinda [AT]



I am currently a PhD student (Fall 2008 - present) at Department of Computer Science in University of Maryland, College Park. My advisor is Prof. Hal Daume III. I completed my M.S. in Computer Science in Spring 2008 from School of Computing, University of Utah. I did my undergraduate (Bachelors of Engineering) from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, India.

My research interests are in Machine Learning in particular, in problems related to social computing, recommendation systems, data mining/visualization with an emphasis on large scale algorithms, and matrix and graph algorithms. I am also interested in the problems/techniques that have a geometric flavor in it e.g., kernel methods, distance/metric based methods, graph-based methods etc. My interests also extend to the fields of computational geometry and information geometry. 

I spent summers of 2007 and 2011, interning at IBM, T. J. Watson Research Center, NY. During my internships, I had a chance to work on Watson - IBM's famous question-answering system.

Publications: C = Conference, J = Journal, W = Workshop, P = In Preparation.


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