I am a researcher in the Machine Learning area at Microsoft Research, Redmond USA. Currently I am particularly interested in the intersection of sequential decision-making and neural architecture search and am exclusively focused on this topic. With an amazing team of deep learning engineers and researchers, I am building Archai a PyTorch-based Neural Architecture Search framework. Models produced by Archai are used by millions worldwide every day.

I finished my PhD at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA. I do fundamental as well as applied research in machine learning, control and computer vision with applications to autonomous agents in general and robotics in particular. My interests include decison-making under uncertainty, reinforcement learning, artificial intelligence and machine learning. My work has been honored with Best Paper of the Year Shortlist at the International Journal of Robotics Research.

I regularly area-chair/review for NeurIPS, ICLR, ICML, AutoML. On occasion for ICRA, IROS, IJRR, JFR, CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, TMLR.


  • Neural Architecture Search
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Robotics
  • Planning
  • Vision
  • AutoML


  • PhD in Robotics, 2015

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • MS in Robotics, 2012

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 2007

    Delhi College of Engineering