Sivaraman Balakrishnan

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley, with Martin Wainwright and Bin Yu. Before this, I was a PhD student in the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. My advisor is Jaime Carbonell. I am also extremely fortunate to work with Larry Wasserman, John Lafferty, and Aarti Singh.


I am co-organizing two workshops at NIPS 2012. Please consider submitting. The deadline for submissions is September 16th.


I am broadly interested in statistical machine learning, i.e. in understanding the statistical properties of machine learning algorithms. I am also interested in convex optimization and applications of machine learning to computational biology. Some of my publications are here.

Other stuff

I am also one of the organizers of the Machine Learning Lunch at CMU. If you would like to give a talk please send me an email. We also organize a Statistical Machine Learning Reading Group.

Email: sbalakri at cs dot cmu dot edu