I am currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Systems at Singapore Management University. Before starting my faculty position, I did my PhD in computer science at University of Southern California with Prof. Milind Tambe and a post-doctoral position with Prof. Stephen Smith at Carnegie Mellon University.
My research focusses on developing agent systems in urban environments with applications in Transportation, Emergency Response, Entertainment, Energy, and Security. This involves performing decision analytics on large data sets and using that analysis to build control strategies for agents. A few of my recent papers categorized according to application domains are:

  1. Transportation: Decision support to optimize taxi fleets NIPS-2013, (AAAI, UAI)-2012
  2. Emergency Response and Disaster Rescue: Decision support for emergency response and disaster rescue {AAAI,ICAPS}-2014
  3. Entertainment: Guidance to customers at over-crowded theme parks AAMAS-2014,ADT-2013, (AAMAS, UAI, IAT)-2012
  4. Energy: Scheduling activities in uncertain domains for energy conservation and efficiency: JOSH-2014,(AAMAS,ADT)-2013, (AAMAS, JAIR)- 2012
  5. Security: Securing transit networks and active analysis of cyber-attacks: IAAI-2014,IAAI-2013, AAMAS-2012

In developing intelligent agents described in the above papers for urban environments, we have performed decision analytics on taxi trajectories of a fleet operated by a major taxi company, wait times at attractions of a major theme park operator, information stealing malware and botNet samples, meeting schedules and energy consumption data sets from two universities and others.



  • Papers accepted at AAAI, ICAPS and AAMAS
  • NIPS paper accepted
  • ADT papers accepted
  • Runnerup for Best SPC at AAMAS 2013
  • Organized workshop on "Protecting Critical Infrastructure using Strategic Planning and Analytics" (Oct 2012)
  • Invited talks at UMass Amherst, IBM T.J Watson, USC, IAT-2012 (Aug 2012)
  • Papers accepted at UAI-2012 (May 2012)
  • Our Taxi work accepted at AAAI-2012 (Mar 2012)
  • Papers accepted at AAMAS-2012 (Jan 2012)
  • JAIR submission on RCPSPs accepted (Jan 2012)