Misha

I am a PhD student in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University advised by Nina Balcan and Ameet Talwalkar. My research focuses on foundations and applications of machine learning, in particular the theoretical and practical understanding of meta-learning and automation. I am a recipient of the Facebook PhD Fellowship and have spent time as an intern at Microsoft Research - New England, the Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. Previously, I received an AB in Mathematics and an MSE in Computer Science from Princeton University.

Preprints:

Meta-Learning Adversarial Bandits.

Maria-Florina Balcan, Keegan Harris, Mikhail Khodak, Zhiwei Steven Wu.
[arXiv]

AANG: Automating Auxiliary Learning.

Lucio M. Dery, Paul Michel, Mikhail Khodak, Graham Neubig, Ameet Talwalkar.
[arXiv]

Provably Tuning the ElasticNet Across Instances. To appear in NeurIPS 2022.

Maria-Florina Balcan, Mikhail Khodak, Dravyansh Sharma, Ameet Talwalkar.
[arXiv]

Efficient Architecture Search for Diverse Tasks. To appear in NeurIPS 2022.

Junhong Shen*, Mikhail Khodak*, Ameet Talwalkar.
[arXiv] [code]

Learning Predictions for Algorithms with Predictions. To appear in NeurIPS 2022.

Mikhail Khodak, Maria-Florina Balcan, Ameet Talwalkar, Sergei Vassilvitskii.
[arXiv]

NAS-Bench-360: Benchmarking Neural Architecture Search on Diverse Tasks. To appear in NeurIPS 2022 (Datasets and Benchmarks Track).

Renbo Tu*, Nicholas Roberts*, Mikhail Khodak, Junhong Shen, Frederic Sala, Ameet Talwalkar.
[arXiv] [code] [website]

Selected Papers:

Geometry-Aware Gradient Algorithms for Neural Architecture Search. ICLR 2021.

Liam Li*, Mikhail Khodak*, Maria-Florina Balcan, Ameet Talwalkar.
[paper] [arXiv] [slides] [code] [blog] [talk] [Determined]

Adaptive Gradient-Based Meta-Learning Methods. NeurIPS 2019.

Mikhail Khodak, Maria-Florina Balcan, Ameet Talwalkar.
[paper] [arXiv] [poster] [slides] [code] [blog] [talk]

A Theoretical Analysis of Contrastive Unsupervised Representation Learning. ICML 2019.

Sanjeev Arora, Hrishikesh Khandeparkar, Mikhail Khodak, Orestis Plevrakis, Nikunj Saunshi.
[paper] [arXiv] [poster] [slides] [data] [blog] [talk]

A La Carte Embedding: Cheap but Effective Induction of Semantic Feature Vectors. ACL 2018.

Mikhail Khodak*, Nikunj Saunshi*, Yingyu Liang, Tengyu Ma, Brandon Stewart, Sanjeev Arora.
[paper] [arXiv] [slides] [code] [data] [blog] [talk] [R package]