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I worked with Amita Singh, Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge and Magnus Wiktorsson, on the problem of bringing together local and global stakeholders in city-wide urban logistics with the help of simulations and multi-objective optimization to solve real world problems. We used SUMO with NSGA-II to optimize city-wide emissions as well as noise in certain neighborhoods as a case study in two European cities.
- "Optimizing local and global objectives for sustainable mobility in urban areas" ~ Journal of Urban Mobility (2022); Open Access Paper.
As a follow up to Memorize, I worked with Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez and the creators of Swift Learning App, Christoph Moser and Graham Lancashire, to design a new algorithm for scheduling lessons
Select. We ran large scale randomized experiments to verify that the learning indeed was improved by using the ML based instructions.
- "Large-scale randomized experiment reveals machine learning helps people learn and remember more effectively" ~ Nature Science of Learning (2021); Open Access Paper.
My contributions to the sparse matrix API were recognized by making me a co-contributor and co-author to the Nature Methods paper describing
SciPy, which coincided with the release of version 1.0 of the library. Also, this along with my contribution to python/cpython, i.e., the Python programming language, also earned me a badge on GitHub for contributing to the Mars 2020 Helicopter Contributor. I always wanted to put something in space 🤗
With Róbert Busa-Fekete, Wojciech Kotłowski, Dávid Pál, and Balázs Szörényi, I have looked at hte problem of learning to optimally web-crawl pages while simultaneously learning how often they change. Our conclusions about the properties of the learning algorithm and results about learnability of rates of Poisson processes with partial observability apply to many other problems and scenarios as well. We provide the first sub-linear guarantees for such problems and take the first step in the direction of establishing that given some constraints on the optimization problems (e.g. RedQueen, Memorize) which schedule events in continuous time, learning the rates/parameters of the environment while simultaneously optimizing is possible with zero-regret.
- "Learning to Crawl" ~ AAAI (2020); Paper.
With Abir De, Aasish Pappu, and Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez, I have uncovered a connection between complexity of online discussions and the notion of sign-rank of matrices. This allows us to determine the complexity of online discussions just by looking at the pattern of upvotes/downvotes cast by users on others' comments; the key insight is using humans as oracles and by-passing the nuances of sarcasm and humor often present in online comments.
- "On Complexity of Opinions and Online Discussions" ~ WSDM (2019); Paper.
With Abir De and Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez, I have developed a deep reinforcement learning algorithm for controlling agents whose actions are performed, and who receives feedback from the environment, at discrete localized points in continuous real time. This is in contract to the classical RL setup where the actions and rewards (feedback) are synchronously given to the agent at discrete points in time.
- "Deep Reinforcement Learning of Marked Temporal Point Processes" ~ NeurIPS (2018); Paper.
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With Behzad Tabibian, Abir De, Ali Zarezade, Bernhard Schölkopf and Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez, I have determined the optimal reviewing schedule to keep knowledge fresh in your memory for optimal recall while minimizing effort spent on learning it.
- "Enhancing human learning via spaced repetition optimization" ~ PNAS (2019); Paper.
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With Ali Zarezade, and Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez, I discovered a simple algorithm for keeping your posts visible on your follower's feeds.
- "RedQueen: An Online Algorithm for Smart Broadcasting in Social Networks" Oral presentation at WSDM (2017); Paper.
- Webpage with demo
With Isabel Valera and Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez, I am developing models to understand how learning happens on Crowdlearning sites, such as Stack Overflow and Wikipedia.
- "On Crowdlearning: How do People Learn in the Wild?", oral presentation at Workshop on Machine Learning for Education at NeurIPS (2016);
- "Uncovering the dynamics of Crowdlearning and the Value of Knowledge", oral presentation at WSDM (2017); Paper.
With Nan Du, Hanjun Dai, Rakshit Trivedis, Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez, and Le Song, I developed a model which uses recurrent neural networks to model point processes, yielding impressive predictive results.
- "Recurrent marked temporal point processes: Embedding event history to vector", Poster presetned at KDD (2016); Paper.
This project has been sun-setted. All data related to the project including messages sent and rooms created has been deleted.
An app for chatting which translates chat messages in real time. You can learn a foreign language while not disrupting communication with your friends.
A Chrome/Firefox extension which makes notable forks of Github repositories, well, notable.
Did you thank your NodeJS dependencies today?
Changes the uninformative paper ID number in the tab title to the paper title on arXiv.
Locate your wallpapers on OSX. Now you can set your wallpapers to randomly change every 30 minutes and weed out the ones you don't like at your leisure.
A small Chrome extension which allows you to open a link in Incognito mode using a Key combination and a click.
A Tweet-bot which looks for issues with label
first-timers-only on Github and tweets about them.
Generate sequential filenames for saving program state in a threadsafe way. 100% coverage and tested on all OSes.
A Python program for converting pdf slides and annotated text notes into Anki decks.
A webpage which explains the working of RedQueen: An Online Algorithm for Smart Broadcasting on Social Networks, with the help of a demonstration.
A simple visualisation showing how far different parts of the Zürich city are from the nearest public transport.
See how users in different tags ask and answer questions on Stack Overflow.
See how many users and upvotes diffrent tags see over time on Stack Overflow.
$P recognizer wrapped as a bower package and with a Touch screen enabled demo.
A JS library to color up all those #8b980c and rgba(146, 66, 136, 0.5) lurking around on HTML pages.
A delay proxy which can introduce artificial delays to certain requests. Useful for testing behavior of your web-apps when the API calls or local resources take too long to load.
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