Graduate Students

  • Prateek Srivastava (jointly supervised with Dr. Purnamrita Sarkar). Prateek is a third year PhD student in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering. His research interests are in convex optimization, machine learning and stochastic optimization. His current research work focuses on developing scalable convex optimization algorithms to solve large scale machine learning problems arising in community detection. In addition, he also works on problems related to sequential decision making under uncertainty. Prior to joining to Dr. Hanasusanto's group, he has also worked on the applications of optimization and game theory in airline scheduling.


  • Areesh Mittal (2019). PhD thesis: “Copositive Programming Approaches for Robust Optimization and Löwner-John Ellipsoid Problems”

  • Madhushini Prasad (2018). PhD thesis: “Approximation Schemes for Network, Clustering, and Queueing Models”