Carnegie Mellon University

Siva Balakrishnan

Siva Balakrishnan

Associate Professor

  • BH 132K
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


I was previously a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley, working with Martin Wainwright and Bin Yu. Prior to that, I was a Ph.D. student in the Language Technologies Institute (a part of the School of Computer Science) at Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Jaime Carbonell. As a graduate student, I was the recipient of a Gates Foundation Fellowship to study interactions between human and HIV proteins, and a recipient of a Richard King Mellon Fellowship for outstanding research in the life sciences.

Specific Research Interests

I am broadly interested in statistical machine learning. Most recently, I have been working on understanding algorithms for solving non-convex estimation problems.

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