I am a Research Scientist in the Machine Perception team at Google since May 2016. Prior to that, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT, where I was privileged to work with Bill Freeman and John Fisher. I am broadly interested in Artificial Intelligence. Specifically my research lies at the intersection of Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Optimization. My work is often guided by mathematical principles. I graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with a PhD in Computer Science, where I was fortunate to be supervised by Prof. Yi Ma.