Vinu Sankar Sadasivan

CS PhD student
UMD, College Park

About Me

I am a Computer Science PhD student at The University of Maryland, College Park working with Prof. Soheil Feizi. My research interest broadly lies in the area of machine learning. I am interested in designing robust and efficient machine learning algorithms.

I received the prestigious Director’s Silver Medal and my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering in 2020 from IIT Gandhinagar. I was a Junior Research Fellow with Prof. Anirban Dasgupta at IIT Gandhinagar, India in the Data Science Lab. Previously, I had interned at Caltech, Microsoft Research India, and IISc.

My Research

2021 VS Sadasivan, A Dasgupta
Statistical measures for defining curriculum scoring function.
[PDF] SubSetML Workshop @ ICML 2021 (Spotlight).

2019 D Dennis, DAE Acar, V Mandikal, VS Sadasivan, V Saligrama, HV Simhadri, P Jain
Shallow RNN: accurate time-series classification on resource constrained devices.
[PDF] NeurIPS 2019.

VS Sadasivan, CS Seelamantula
High accuracy patch-level classification of wireless capsule endoscopy images using a convolutional neural network.


[Aug 2021] Excited to join UMD CS for my PhD.
[Jun 2021] Curriculum learning work accepted (spotlight) at SubSetML, ICML 2021.
[Feb 2021] Curriculum learning work preprint now available on arXiv.
[Feb 2021] Reviewer for ICML 2021.

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[Sep 2020] Received cash award for CS publication from IIT Gandhinagar.
[Aug 2020] Started working as JRF at IIT Gandhinagar.
[Aug 2020] Received the Director's Silver Medal and B.Tech in CSE.
[Sep 2019] Special mention for poster at UGRC 2019 at IIT Gandhinagar for work at Caltech.
[Sep 2019] Work on Shallow RNN accepted at NeurIPS 2019.
[May 2019] Started working as undergraduate research fellow at Caltech.
[Feb 2019] Work on endoscopy abnormality classification accepted at IEEE ISBI 2019.
[Jan 2019] Started working as research intern at MSR India.
[Nov 2018] Received Caltech's SURF for summer 2019.
[May 2017] Started working as research intern at IISc Bangalore.

Personal Stuff

I come from the beautiful town Kollam in Kerala. In my free time, I love to sing and play the ukulele. Check out my YouTube and Instagram pages for my musical covers. I also love playing badminton, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and cricket.

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