Gautam "G" Kamath
Office: MIT CSAIL, 32-G628
Cell: 657-c0mpsci (657-206-7724)
Email: ?@csail.mit.edu, but replace ? with the letter in quotation marks in my name above
Links to: CV (as of October 2017);
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I'm a Ph.D student at MIT, affiliated with the Theory of Computing group at CSAIL.
I am very fortunate to be advised by Costis Daskalakis.
I'm mostly interested in principled tools for statistical data science, with a focus on settings which are common in settings of modern data analysis (high-dimensions, robustness, and privacy).
I was hanging around UC Berkeley in Fall 2015, during the Simons Institute program on Economics and Computation.
Before MIT, I spent four wonderful years at Cornell University, graduating in May 2012 with a degree in Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering.
At Cornell, I was incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to work with Bobby Kleinberg.
I also spent Summer 2012 working as a Software Engineering Intern on the Platform team for Palantir Gotham, a platform developed by Palantir Technologies.
I really enjoy giving talks and communicating my work!
Please don't hesitate to ask if you'd like to hear about it.
- (3/15/18) Code for Being Robust (in High Dimensions) Can Be Practical
posted to GitHub.
- (3/8/18) Code for Concentration of Multilinear Functions of the Ising Model with Applications to Network Data posted to GitHub.
- (3/7/18) New paper (Sever: A Robust Meta-Algorithm for Stochastic Optimization) posted to arXiv.
- (3/1/18) New paper (INSPECTRE: Privately Estimating the Unseen) posted to arXiv.
- (2/16/18) Code for INSPECTRE posted to GitHub.
- (2/23/18) I will be attending a workshop on Computational Efficiency & High-Dimensional Robust Statistics from August 13-17, 2018.
- (2/20/18) New paper (Actively Avoiding Nonsense in Generative Models) posted to arXiv.
- (2/16/18) Code for Priv'IT posted to GitHub.
- (2/15/18) I will be giving a talk at the Boston University Computer Science Seminar on February 21, 2018.
- (1/5/18) I will be giving a talk at the University of Waterloo Computer Science Seminar on February 1, 2018.
- (1/5/18) I will be giving a talk at the McGill Computer Science Seminar on February 5, 2018.
- (11/2/17) A Chasm Between Identity and Equivalence Testing with Conditional Queries to appear in the journal Theory of Computing (previously in RANDOM 2015).
- (10/31/17) I will be giving a talk at the Boston University Theory Seminar on November 17, 2017.
- (9/29/17) Three papers (1, 2, and 3) accepted to SODA 2018.
- (9/26/17) I will be giving a talk at Cornell Theory Tea on September 28, 2017.
- (9/20/17) I will be giving a talk at the McMaster University Computing and Software Department Seminar on October 5, 2017.
- (9/14/17) I will be giving a talk at the MIT Theory Lunch on October 26, 2017.
- (9/14/17) I will be be giving a talk on distribution testing at the UMass Amherst Theory Seminar on October 24, 2017.
- (9/7/17) Clément Canonne and I are organizing a workshop on frontiers in distribution testing at FOCS 2017, on October 14, 2017.
- (9/4/17) One paper (Concentration of Multilinear Functions of the Ising Model with Applications to Network Data) accepted to NIPS 2017.
- (8/1/17) I will be be giving a talk on distribution testing at the Cornell Theory Seminar on September 25, 2017.