About me

PhD Student at Polytechnique Montreal

I graduated from BITS Pilani Goa Campus in 2015 with B.E. (Hons.) Computer Science and M.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics. After graduation, I worked with Google from 2015 to 2020. Left Google in 2020 to start my PhD under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Lodi and Prof. Guy Desaulniers.

PS: I have also signed up as a mentor for BITSAA AMP (Alumni Mentorship Program).

My research interests:  

  • Discrete optimization
  • Column Generation
  • Machine Learning.

My non-academic interests:

  • Chess
  • Work life balance
  • Study skills
  • Productivity


The convex relaxation barrier, revisited: Tightened single-neuron relaxations for neural network verification
Authors: C. Tjandraatmadja, R. Anderson, J. Huchette, W. Ma, K. Patel and J. P. Vielma.
Proceedings of the 33rd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2020), 2020, pp. 21675--21686.

Things I like to brag about !

  • Part of the developer team when the CP-SAT solver won 4 Gold medals at Minizinc Challenge 2019
  • All India Rank (AIR) 10 in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2014.
  • District rank 2 in Regional Mathematical Olympiad. Got selected for Indian National Mathematical Olympiad 2008.

Work History

Google Cambridge

From March 2019 to August 2020. Worked with the operations research team. Major projects: CP-SAT and TF-OPT.

Google Paris

From May 2017 to March 2019. Worked with the operations research team. Major Projects: CP-SAT and other solvers in OR-Tools.

Google Bangalore

From Sept 2015 to May 2017. Worked with the Gsuite Commerce team.