Koulik Khamaru


Department of Statistics, Rutgers University

About me

I am an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Rutgers University. Before joining Rutgers, I completed my PhD from University of California, Berkeley under the guidance of two amazing supervisors Professor Martin J. Wainwright and Professor Michael I. Jordan. Before coming to Berkeley I finished my Undergraduate and Masters in Statistics from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. In 2019, I spent a wonderful summer at Amazon, working with Professor Dean Foster. In 2020, I was part of the Berkeley-BAIR collaboration and worked under Professor Lester Mackey

Research interest

My research interests spans theory and application of statistics, machine learning and optimization. Specific areas include EM algorithm, Gaussian mixture models, model mis-specification, factor analysis, reinforcement learning, inference in sequential environments, non-convex optimization.

Contact information

kk1241 (at) rutgers (dot) edu
403 Hill Center
Department of Statistics, Rutgers University