Research Interests

Artificial intelligence, Machine/Deep learning, Neuromorphic computing, High-performance computing, Automatic tuning, Derivative-free approaches for numerical optimization, and Stochastic local search algorithms for combinatorial optimization.

Projects
Present
Past
Awards and Fellowships
  • Best paper award, 21st High Performance Computing Symposia (HPC), The Society for Modeling & Simulation International, San Diego, April 2013.
  • NSF/SIAM travel award, for SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, Savannah, GA, February 15-17, 2012.
  • F.N.R.S. chargé de recherches fellowship, from the Belgian Funds for Scientific Research from October 2010 to September 2013 (one of the most competitive postdoctoral fellowships in Belgium). Declined in order to accept postdoc at Argonne National Laboratory.
  • F.N.R.S. aspirant fellowship, from the Belgian Funds for Scientific Research, from October 2006 to September 2008 (one of the most competitive Ph.D. fellowships in Belgium).
  • Marie Curie fellowship, from the European Commission through the fifth framework human resources and mobility program, from November 2004 to September 2006 (one of the most competitive Ph.D. fellowships at the European level).
  • International student scholarship, for the best academic performance from Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Germany, from April 2003 to March 2004 (scholarship awarded every year to the top two international students).
  • First class with distinction, Bachelor of Engineering, Periyar University, India, May 2002.
Education
Doctoral

Degree Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Sciences
Faculty IRIDIA, CoDE, Faculté des sciences appliquées
Institution Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Thesis Estimation-based metaheuristics for stochastic combinatorial optimization:
Case studies in stochastic routing problems
Supervisor Prof. Marco Dorigo
Co-supervisors Dr. Mauro Birattari and Dr. Thomas Stützle
Conclusion January 2010

Pre-doctoral

Degree Master of Advanced Studies (Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies en Sciences Appliquées)
Faculty IRIDIA, CoDE, Faculté des sciences appliquées
Institution Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Thesis Ant Colony Optimization under Uncertainty
Supervisor Prof. Marco Dorigo
Co-supervisor Dr. Mauro Birattari
Conclusion September 2005

 

Degree Master of Science in Computer Science
Faculty Institut für Simulation und Graphik, Fakultät für Informatik
Institution Otto von Guericke - Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Thesis Preprocessing of Petri nets and improved storage strategy for proxel based simulation
Supervisor Prof. Graham Horton
Co-supervisor Dr. Sanja Lazarova-Molnar
Conclusion May 2004

 

Degree Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science
Faculty Department of Computer Science
Institution Vinayaka Missions, Periyar University Salem, India
Conclusion May 2002