Arya Mazumdar

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
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College of Information and Computer Sciences
University of Massachusetts Amherst
CS 332 | Phone: (413) 545-0359 | email:

Assistant: Rachel Lavery | email:

Research Interests

Foundations of Data Science: Error Correcting Codes (Coding Theory and related Combinatorics), Information Theory, Probabilistic Methods, Machine Learning, Signal Processing.

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I am an assistant professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences, an adjunct professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and affiliated with the Center for Data Science.



I am an assistant professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at UMass with additional affiliations to Center for Data Science and Department of Mathematics and Statistics. My research is mainly supported by the NSF via multiple grants, including an NSF CAREER award. Before joining UMass, I was an assistant professor at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. I was also a member/long-term visitor (Sep 2014 - Jun 2015) at Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) at UMN.

Even before that, I was a postdoctoral scholar (Aug 2011- Dec 2012) at Signals, Information and Algorithms Lab led by Greg Wornell at MIT.

I received my PhD in 2011 from University of Maryland, College Park under the guidance of Alexander Barg. My thesis, Combinatorial Methods in Coding Theory, won a distinguished dissertation fellowship award in UMD, and also an ISIT Jack K Wolf paper award. While a graduate student, I spent summer of 2010 at IBM Almaden, San Jose, CA, and summer of 2008 at HP Labs, Palo Alto, CA doing internships.

Back in a magical decade, I was born in the then-small-town of Siliguri in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. I spent the wonder-years there and in Jadavpur, Kolkata, till I graduated with a B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunication engineering.