Sandhya Saisubramanian

Ph.D. Student
Resource Bounded Reasoning Lab
College of Information and Computer Sciences
University of Massachusetts Amherst



I am a second year Ph.D. student, advised by Prof.Shlomo Zilberstein at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. My current research focus is on automated planning algorithms for stochastic systems. Prior to embarking on my Ph.D. journey, I worked as a Research Engineer under Prof.Pradeep Varakantham at Singapore Management University,Singapore. I obtained my Masters' degree from National University of Singapore and my Bachelor's degree from pondicherry University, India.

Research Interests

My research interests are broadly in Artificial Intelligence, Optimization and Machine Learning. My long term goal is to build Intelligent Decision Support Systems for real world environments, which includes, but not limited to,

  1. Building Large-Scale Agent-Based Intelligent Systems that reason with Uncertainty in Complex, Real-World Environments
  2. Building Intelligent Decision Support Systems for Planning and Scheduling under Uncertainty
  3. Constraint Based Optimisation for Scheduling in Uncertain Multi Agent Systems


  1. Risk based Optimization for Emergency Medical Systems
    Sandhya Saisubramanian , Pradeep Varakantham, Hoong Chuin Lau. In Proceedings of Twenty Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI-15.
  2. STREETS: Game-Theoretic Traffic Patrolling with Exploration and Exploitation
    Matthew Brown, Sandhya Saisubramanian , Pradeep Varakantham and Milind Tambe. In Proceedings of Innovative Applications in Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) at Twenty Eighth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI-14.