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I invent and implement new algorithms to help build the next generation of products at Amazon Robotics AI. My work spans Causal Inference, traditional and interactive Search, and Robotics using tools from Econometrics, Statistics, Deep Learning (Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision), and (Deep) Reinforcement Learning.
Before joining Amazon, I spent four years at Stanford University for my Ph.D., working on Large Scale Causal Inference with Machine Learning. I was fortunate to have Guido Imbens as my advisor as well as Han Hong and Mohsen Bayati in my Ph.D. committee. Before that, I pursued Bachelor degrees at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, double-majoring in Math and Economics (focusing on Game Theory) and minoring in Management Science with a brief time in Computer Science and Finance. In high school, I focused mostly on Math, which led to a Gold Medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad.
* CV available upon request.
- Aug 15, 2017
My paper with Weixin Chen “The Instrumental Variable Method For Estimating Local Average Treatment Regime Effects” was accepted as an oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association and Latin American Meeting of the Econometric Society 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Jun 9, 2017
My paper with Yuanyuan Shen “A Deep Causal Inference Approach to Measuring the Effects of Forming Group Loans in Online Non-profit Microfinance Platform” was accepted as an oral presentation at the INFORMS 2017 Annual Conference in Houston, TX, USA.
- May 30, 2017
I successfully defended my thesis, titled “Large Scale Causal Inference with Machine Learning.”
- May 2017
Invited Talk at Netflix in Netflix Headquarters, CA, USA.
- Summer 2016
I interned at Amazon's Core Machine Learning team in Seattle, WA, USA.
(I worked at the intersection of Machine Learning and Causal Inference)
- Spring 2016
I was the TA for Susan Athey
's Ph.D. course: MGTECON 634 - Machine Learning and Causal Inference.
- Mar 2016
Invited Talk at Facebook's Economics and Computation Seminar in Facebook Headquarters, CA, USA.