I am a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University. I am interested in Computational Topology, Machine Learning and Category Theory (Sheaves, in particular). My current projects include building an end-to-end learning pipeline for 2-parameter persistence, combining persistent homology with topological deep learning methods and an algorithm to compute persistent sheaf cohomology. At Purdue, I am fortunate to be advised by Prof. Tamal Dey. I spent a semester at The Ohio State University before I transferred to Purdue in August 2021.
I received my BS-MS Dual Degree with a major in Mathematics (Gold Medalist) from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal in 2020. I have been an intern at Technische Universität Dresden as a DAAD WISE Scholar and at Institut de recherche mathématique avancée as a Charpak Scholar. In the industry, I have interned at Ethereum Foundation and Adobe. I spent the summer of 2023 at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab as a research intern.
Please find my resume here.
I have interests outside academia. I play Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Squash. I have practised Taekwondo for 8 years and have a blackbelt. I am interested in Indian Classical Music. I play Tabla, which is an Indian percussion instrument.
My Erdős number is 3. Paul Erdős -> János Pach -> Tamal Dey -> Shreyas Samaga.