Praneeth Netrapalli


I am a research scientist at Google Research India, Bengaluru. I am also an adjunct professor at TIFR, Mumbai and a faculty associate of ICTS, Bengaluru. Prior to this, I was a researcher at Microsoft Research India for 4.5 years and did my postdoc at Microsoft Research New England in Cambridge, MA. I obtained my MS and PhD in ECE from UT Austin where I was fortunate to be advised by Sujay Sanghavi. Before coming to UT, I worked in the Quantitative Analysis group at Goldman Sachs, Bangalore. I obtained my B-Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay.

Honors and awards:

  • INSA Medal for Young Scientists, 2021

  • IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award 2019

  • Associate of Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc) 2019-2022

Research Interests

My research interests are broadly in designing reliable and robust machine learning (ML) algorithms, representation learning, black-box optimization, time series modeling, quantum optimization and minimax/game theoretic optimization. I am also extremely interested in applying ML techniques to help solve problems from Sciences as well as enable positive social outcomes.

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News and announcements

  • I am serving as a PC co-chair for research track of CODS-COMAD 2023. Please submit your great papers!

  • Three papers accepted to ICLR 2022.

  • Together with IKDD, we organized a ML in India social at NeurIPS 2021 to create more awareness about ML career opportunities in India across academia and industry. As part of this, we hosted short talks by six eminent speakers which is available here, and a list of job opportunities in ML in India across various sectors and organizations.

  • Five papers accepted to NeurIPS 2021.

Professional service

On the program committee/area chair: NeurIPS 2019-21, COLT 2019-22, ICLR 2021, ICML 2019, 2021, AISTATS 2019.

Selected publications

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Contact details

  • Address: Google India Pvt. Ltd., RMZ Infinity, No. 3, Swami Vivekananda Rd, Sadanandanagar, Bennigana Halli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560016, India.

  • E-mail: pnetrapalli [at] google [dot] com