Purushottam Kar

Purushottam Kar 

Purushottam Kar, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
Machine Learning and Optimization Group
Microsoft Research India

Welcome to my homepage. You will find my contact details and some articles and talks of mine on this site.
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  • My Ph.D. thesis has been given the IUPRAI Doctoral Dissertation Award for the year 2014.

  • Two papers to appear at NIPS 2014 - download preprints here. One paper deals with high dimensional statistical estimation using projected gradient methods. The second paper deals with online and stochastic methods for structured loss functions such as ranking losses, F-measure etc.

  • I have joined Microsoft Research India as a Research Fellow. This is a post-doctoral position and I will be employed here till July 2015. My Email ID given here will continue to work as my primary point of contact.

  • Check out my Microsoft Research homepage [url]. It is a temporary homepage but will have some recent updates such as talk slides and recent publications. The CSE/IITK webpage shall continue to be my primary homepage for some more time.

  • The CSE Department, IIT Kanpur has a reading group in Machine learning. You can have a look at the talks presented in the group meetings at the SIGML homepage [url].