Sriyash Poddar

Sriyash Poddar

Third Year Undergraduate

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

About Me

I am currently a third year undergraduate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. I am primarily interested in solving challenging problems in which agents must learn and make decisions over time in environments where theoretically optimal behavior is hard or impossible to achieve. My major research areas are machine learning and reinforcement learning.

I am the humanoid team head at Kharagpur Robosoccer Students Group , an undergaduate research group under Prof. Alok Kanti Deb . My work primarily focuses on developing cooperative multiagent systems for a humanoid team that will enable them to play football. I am also working with CERN Atlas Hong Kong Group under Prof. Luis Roberto Flores Castillo on deep learning for high energy physics. We are building deep learning models to search for exotic particles in high energy atomic collisions. I have also explored the field of Natural Language Processing, and have worked under Prof. Niloy Ganguly on text summarization, multi-task learning and twitter analysis.

Recently, I have started working with Fabio Pardo at Imperial College London on building efficient controllers for continuous control tasks. Currently, exploring hierarchical controllers, hierarchical RL, recurrent architectures and attention based networks.

I am looking for research internship opportunites in Summer 2021. If you have an opportunity please feel free to contact me.

Interests

  • Machine Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Autonomous Control
  • Multi Agent Learning

Education

  • MTech. and BTech. in Computer Science and Engineering, 2023 (Expected)

    Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Remote Intern

CERN Atlas Group

Aug 2020 – Present Hong Kong
Working on deep learning for High Energy Physics
 
 
 
 
 

Student Researcher

Complex Networks Research group

Jan 2020 – Nov 2020 Kharagpur

Explored Natural Language Processing and Deep Learning

Working on:

  • Text Summarization
  • Twitter Analysis
  • Multi Task Learning
 
 
 
 
 

Team Head

Kharagpur Robosoccer Students Group

Apr 2019 – Present Kharagpur

Working on reinforcement learning and multi agent robotics

Working on:

  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Autonomous Control
  • Algorithms
 
 
 
 
 

Secretary

CodeClub

Aug 2018 – Present Kharagpur

Department Society of the Computer Science and Engineering Department

Responsibilities:

  • Organinzing coding competitions and events.
  • Organised up.AI 2018, one of the largest summits in the state on AI for Social Good.

Contact

  • +91 9883878881
  • E107 Azad Hall of Residence, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, WB 721302