Assistant Professor Vidya Muthukumar joined ISyE in January 2021. She also holds a joint appointment with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, she spent Fall 2020 at the Simons Institute as a Simons-Berkeley Research Fellow for the program on Theory of Reinforcement Learning. Muthukumar received her Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley.
Her research interests are in game theory and online and statistical learning. She is particularly interested in designing learning algorithms that provably adapt in strategic environments; fundamental properties of overparameterized models; and fairness, accountability, and transparency in machine learning. Her honors include the Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowship, IBM Research Science for Social Good Fellowship, the SanDisk Fellowship, and the UC Berkeley EECS Outstanding Course Development and Teaching Award. She served as the co-president of UC Berkeley Women in Computer Science and Engineering in 2017. Muthukumar serves on the senior program committee for COLT 2021.