About Me

I am a third year PhD student in the Data and Information Systems (DAIS) Group, Computer Science Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, advised by Hari Sundaram. My primary research interests encompass the development of robust Machine Learning and Deep Learning solutions for Recommender Systems, Behavior Modeling, NLP and Information Retrieval.

My industry research experience (over multiple research internships) includes the development of autonomous objective-driven agents via Reinforcement Learning, Recommendation Systems, Information Retrieval engines, and consumer behavior analysis in E-Commerce applications.

Prior to joining UIUC, I obtained my Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science at IIT-Madras, supervised by Sayan Ranu. My undergraduate thesis was centered on problems surrounding Information Retrieval and Statistical Data Modeling.

Publications [Google Scholar]

Conference/Journal Papers

arXiv pre-prints

  • [PP1] Improving Latent Generative Models in Social Media Applications

    arXiv preprint arXiv:1711.11124
    Adit Krishnan, Ashish Sharma, Hari Sundaram
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      title={Improving Latent User Models in Online Social Media},
      author={Krishnan, Adit and Sharma, Ashish and Sundaram, Hari},
      journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:1711.11124},


  • Personalized Marketing based on Sequence Mining (App No.14/548,684, Filed 11/20/2014)
    Ritwik Sinha, Sanket Mehta, Tapan Bohra, Adit Krishnan [Equal Contribution]

  • Multi Channel Marketing Campaigns (App No.14/553,911, Filed 11/25/2014)
    Ritwik Sinha, Sanket Mehta, Tapan Bohra, Adit Krishnan [Equal Contribution]

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