I am a second year Ms/PhD student at the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

I am broadly interested in the theoretical foundations of Machine Learning. Some speicific areas of interest include Online Learning, Bandits, Statistical Learning Theory, Reinforcement Learning Theory and Convex/Non-Convex/Combinatorial Optimization.

Prior to joining UMass, I was a Budding Scientist at Conduent Labs/Xerox Research Center India from June 2016 to June 2017. I graduted from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 2016.

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Email: sputta at cs.umass.edu

## News

- I will be attending the MIFODS workshop on Non-convex optimization and deep learning in January.
- My paper, Exponential Weights on the Hypercube in Polynomial Time, has been accepted at AISTATS 2019. This is joint work with Abhishek Shetty.
- I received the Sudha Mishra and Rajesh Jha Scholarship.
- In summer 2018 I will be interning with Navin Goyal at MSR Bangalore.

## Publications

### 2019

- Exponential Weights on the Hypercube in Polynomial Time
**Sudeep Raja Putta**, Abhishek Shetty

AISTATS 2019.

### 2018

- Exponential Weights on the Hypercube in Polynomial Time
**Sudeep Raja Putta**

EWRL 2018. (This paper is superseded by the AISTATS 2019 paper)

### 2017

- Pure Exploration in Episodic Fixed-Horizon Markov Decision Processes
**Sudeep Raja Putta**, Theja Tulabandhula

AAMAS 2017. Short paper. - Efficient Reinforcement Learning via Initial Pure Exploration
**Sudeep Raja Putta**, Theja Tulabandhula

RLDM 2017.