Aritra Mitra

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Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

amitra20 AT seas [DOT] upenn [DOT] edu

About me

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, where I am working with Professor George Pappas and Professor Hamed Hassani. I received my Ph.D. degree in August 2020 from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, where I was advised by Professor Shreyas Sundaram.

Prior to joining Purdue, I received my M.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 2015, and my B.E. degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2013, both in Electrical Engineering.

My CV is available here.

Research Interests

My research lies at the intersection of Control and Optimization Theory, Statistical Signal Processing, Machine Learning, and Network Science. One of the main themes of my work is to design and analyze principled algorithms for distributed information processing that are scalable, communication-efficient, and robust to adversarial perturbations.

My recent work focuses on (i) understanding fundamental convergence rates in the emerging paradigm of Federated Learning, and (ii) investigating the performance bounds of sequential decision-making problems (such as multi-armed bandits) in multi-agent settings.

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