I am a Research Scientist on the Core Data Science team. I recently joined Facebook after completing my PhD at Stanford University. My research has been focused on bandits, reinforcement learning, and Bayesian optimization and their applications in various areas such as marketing, clinical trials, and operation management. In general, I am interested in developing algorithms to guide exploration and decision making under uncertainty. Aside from fundamental developments in these areas, I am excited about exploiting these ideas to improve business products at Facebook.
Bayesian optimization, bandits, reinforcement learning
OFC - July 9, 2021
BOW: First Real-World Demonstration of a Bayesian Optimization System for Wavelength Reconfiguration
Zhizhen Zhong, Manya Ghobadi, Maximilian Balandat, Sanjeevkumar Katti, Abbas Kazerouni, Jonathan Leach, Mark McKillop, Ying Zhang
AISTATS - April 13, 2021
Deeksha Sinha, Karthik Abinav Sankararaman, Abbas Kazerouni, Vashist Avadhanula