side Gugan Thoppe

Gugan Thoppe

Assistant Professor, IISc

Stochastic Approximation Random Topology Reinforcement Learning

Gugan Thoppe is an Asst. Professor at the Dept. of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science (IISc). He has four years of postdoc experience: the first two at Technion, Israel, and the next two at Duke University, USA. He has done his PhD and MS with Prof. Vivek Borkar at TIFR Mumbai, India. His PhD work won the TAA-Sasken best thesis award for 2017. He is also a two-time recipient of the IBM PhD fellowship award (2013–14 and 2014-15). His research interests include stochastic approximation and random topology and their applications to reinforcement learning and data analysis.