Arpit Agarwal

Arpit Agarwal

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Data Science Institute
Columbia University
Email: arpit.agarwal [at]

Link to: CV (last updated: May 2022)

About Me

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Data Science Institute at Columbia University mentored by Prof. Shipra Agrawal, Prof. Yash Kanoria and Prof. Tim Roughgarden. My research interests lie at the intersection of Machine Learning, Economics and Computation, and Theoretical Computer Science. Specifically, I am interested in the human decision-making process and its interaction with machine learning algorithms-- how humans choose items based on recommendations, how can we learn from their behaviour and recommend better items, and how do these recommendations influence their tastes in the long-term?

Prior to joining Columbia, I completed my PhD from the Department of Computer & Information Science at University of Pennsylvania, under the guidance of Prof. Shivani Agarwal. Before that I completed my masters in computer science and engineering at Indian Institute of Science. I also spent a semester visiting Prof. David Parkes at Harvard, working on the problem of multi-task peer prediction.


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