Vidya Muthukumar received the B.Tech (with honors) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. She interned at IBM Research in the summer of 2018 as a Science for Social Good fellow. Before joining Georgia Tech, she spent a semester at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing as a research fellow for the program “Theory of Reinforcement Learning.”
Dr. Muthukumar is the recipient of a Simons-Berkeley research fellowship, IBM Science for Social Good Fellowship, and the UC Berkeley EECS Outstanding Course Development and Teaching Award. Dr. Muthukumar serves on the senior program committee for COLT 2021.
In her spare time, Dr. Muthukumar enjoys singing Carnatic vocal music, playing the piano, and long-distance cycling.
- Machine learning theory
- Statistical signal processing
- Game theory
- Sequential decision-making