Akshay Krishnamurthy

Principal Researcher
Microsoft Research, New York City
New York, NY

Email: <my first name> at cs.umass.edu





I am a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, New York City. Previously, I spent two years as an assistant professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a year as a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research, NYC. Before that, I completed my PhD in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Aarti Singh. I received my undergraduate degree in EECS at UC Berkeley.

My research interests are in machine learning and statistics. I am most excited about interactive learning, or learning settings that involve feedback-driven data collection. My recent interests revolve around decision making problems with limited feedback, including contextual bandits and reinforcement learning.

Selected Papers

FLAMBE: Structural complexity and representation learning of low rank MDPs.
Alekh Agarwal, Sham Kakade, Akshay Krishnamurthy, Wen Sun.
To appear in Neural Information Processing Systems, NeurIPS 2020. Oral presentation.
[Arxiv version]
Kinematic state abstraction and provably efficient rich-observation reinforcement learning.
Dipendra Misra, Mikael Henaff, Akshay Krishnamurthy, John Langford.
In International Conference on Machine Learning, ICML 2020.
[Arxiv version][blog]
Disagreement-based combinatorial pure exploration: Sample complexity bounds and an efficient algorithm.
Tongyi Cao and Akshay Krishnamurthy.
In Conference on Learning Theory, COLT 2019.
[Arxiv version][poster]
Contextual bandits with surrogate losses: Margin bounds and efficient algorithms.
Dylan J. Foster, Akshay Krishnamurthy.
In Neural Information Processing Systems, NeurIPS 2018.
[Arxiv version][poster]
Contextual decision processes with low Bellman rank are PAC-learnable.
Nan Jiang, Akshay Krishnamurthy, Alekh Agarwal, John Langford, Robert E. Schapire.
In International Conference on Machine Learning, ICML 2017.
[Arxiv version]
Low-rank matrix and tensor completion via adaptive sampling.
Akshay Krishnamurthy and Aarti Singh.
In Neural Information Processing Systems, NeurIPS 2013.
[Arxiv version]