Arya Mazumdar (Research)


  • Machine Learning Theory, Optimization, Estimation, Information Theoretic Methods.

  • Fundamental problems of Coding Theory, Information Theory, and related Combinatorial and Probabilistic Methods.


Complete List; DBLP

Research Support

  • BSF-NSF1618512, Coding and Information - Theoretic Aspects of Local Data Recovery, Role: PI (2016-2019).

  • NSF1642550, NSF1526763 Ordinal Data Compression, Role: PI (2015-2018).

  • NSF CAREER, NSF CAREER Reliability in Large-Scale Storage (2015-2020).

  • NSF1318093 Combinatorial Joint Source Channel Coding, Role: PI (2013-2017).

    • NSF1535566 REU Supplement (2015-2017).

Students and Advising

  • Postdocs

    • Venkata Gandikota (UMass Center for Data Science, 2018 - ).

  • Graduate Students

    • Larkin Flodin (University of Massachusetts, Ph.D. 2015 - ).

    • Soumyabrata Pal (University of Massachusetts, Ph.D. 2016 - ).

    • Raj Kumar Maity (University of Massachusetts, Ph.D. 2016 - ).

  • Alumni

    • Ankit Singh Rawat (Postdoc at UMass: 2017 - 2018), Next Position: Google Research

    • Abhishek Agarwal (University of Minnesota, Ph.D. 2013 - 2018), Next Position: Postdoc at UIUC.

    • Shashanka Ubaru (University of Minnesota, M.S. 2014), Next Position: Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Now at: IBM Watson Lab.

    • William Rurik (University of Minnesota, Undergraduate Honors Thesis and REU Student, 2016), Next Position: IBM.

Major Current Research Themes (2018)

Non-linear Data Fitting and Estimation
Random Graph Models and Community Detection
  • The Geometric Block Model
    Sainyam Galhotra, Arya Mazumdar, Soumyabrata Pal, Barna Saha
    The Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-18).

Interactive Learning and Query Complexity
Distributed Learning
  • Robust Gradient Descent via Moment Encoding and LDPC codes (Extended Abstract)
    Raj Kumar Maity, Ankit Singh Rawat, Arya Mazumdar
    The SysML Conference, 2018.
    One of the 7 Oral presentations out of 205 submissions.

Ranking, Rank Aggregation, Rank Modulation and related combinatorics of the Symmetric Group
Coding Theory