Vijay Sadashivaiah

Profile picture


I am a Computer Science PhD student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute advised by Professor James A. Hendler and Professor Chris R. Sims. My research interests lie in the area of human-inspired methods to advance artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms. Specifically, I am interested in exploring how the human brain abstracts away knowledge from one context and later uses it to learn quickly and efficiently in new contexts. This spans the areas of transfer learning, reinforcement learning, representation learning and deep learning. I am also interested in improving our understanding of machine learning methods through explainable/interpretable ML architectures.

Previously, I received my B.S. in Electrical Engineering at PES Institute of Technology and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. I have been advised by such wonderful advisors: Professor Sridevi Sarma at JHU, Dr. Qiang Chen and Dr. Kristen Maynard at LIBD, Professor Carl Petersen at EPFL, and Professor Achuta Kadambi at MIT.

Affiliations: Tetherless World Constellation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, The Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications