Shivani Agarwal

Rachleff Family Associate Professor
Computer and Information Science (CIS)


Honors and Awards:  Radcliffe Fellowship – 2015, Yahoo! Faculty Research Award – 2013, Ramanujan Fellowship – 2011, Nehru Cambridge Scholarship – 1998

Research Expertise: Machine Learning

Shivani's research interests include foundational questions in machine learning, applications of machine learning in the life sciences, and connections between machine learning and other disciplines such as economics, operations research, and psychology. Prior to Penn, she was the 2015-16 William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She has previously been Assistant Professor and Ramanujan Fellow at the Indian Institute of Science, where she led the Machine Learning and Learning Theory Group and co-directed the Indo-US Joint Center for Advanced Research in Machine Learning, Game Theory and Optimization, and has taught as a postdoctoral lecturer at MIT.

Member of:

PhD Computer Science 2005 – University of Illinois
MS Computer Science 2002 – University of Illinois
BA/MA Computer Science 2000 – University of Cambridge
BSc Mathematics 1998 – University of Delhi

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