Abhishek K. Umrawal

Abhishek K. Umrawal
Abhishek K. Umrawal he/him/his
Teaching Assistant Professor
3054 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg

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Education

  • Purdue UniversityDoctor of Philosophy, Industrial Engineering, 2023
  • Purdue UniversityMaster of Science, Economics, 2021
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) KanpurMaster of Science, Statistics, 2011

Academic Positions

  • Tch. Assistant Professor, Univ. of Illinois, Electrical and Computer Eng., Aug 2023 to Present
  • Visiting Lecturer, Univ. of Maryland, Computer Sci. and Electrical Eng., Aug 2022 to Jun 2022

Resident Instruction

  • CS/ECE 374 Algorithms and Models of Computation, Fall 2023

Research Interests

  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Approximation Algorithms
  • Causal Inference
  • Social Networks

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Umrawal, A. K., Quinn, C. J., and Aggarwal, V.  (2023). A Community-Aware Framework for Social Influence Maximization. IEEE Trans. Emerg. Top. Comput. Intell. (TETCI).
  • Agarwal, M., Aggarwal, V., Umrawal, A. K., and Quinn, C. J. (2022). Stochastic Top-k Subset Bandits with Linear Space and Non-Linear Feedback with Applications to Social Influence Maximization. ACM/IMS Trans. Data Sci. (TDS).
  • Manchella, K., Umrawal, A. K., and Aggarwal, V. (2021). FlexPool: A Distributed Model-Free Deep Reinforcement Learning Algorithm for Shared Passengers and Goods Delivery. IEEE Trans. Intell. Transp. Syst. (T-ITS).

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Umrawal, A. K., Aggarwal, V. and Quinn, C. J. (2023). Fractional Budget Allocation for Influence Maximization. IEEE Conf. Dec. and Cntrl. (CDC).
  • Umrawal, A. K. (2023). Leveraging Causal Graphs for Blocking in Randomized Experiments. Conf. Causal Learning and Reasoning (CLeaR).
  • Nie, G., Agarwal, M., Umrawal, A. K., Aggarwal, V., and Quinn, C. J. (2022). An Explore-then-Commit Algo. for Submodular Maximization under Full-bandit Feedback. Unc. in AI (UAI).
  • Umrawal, A. K., Lane, S. P., and Hennes, E. P. (2022). GeneticPower: A Genetic Algorithm-Based Framework for Learning Statistical Power Manifold. Int. Meet. Psy. Soc. (IMPS).
  • Umrawal, A. K. and Aggarwal, V. (2022).  Leveraging the Community Structure of a Social Network for Maximizing the Spread of Influence. ACM SIGMETRICS/IFIP PERFORMANCE.
  • Chen, J., Umrawal, A. K., Lan, T., and Aggarwal, V. (2021). DeepFreight: A Model-Free Deep-RL-Based Algorithm for Multi-Transfer Freight Delivery. Int. Conf. Auto. Plan. and Sch. (ICAPS).
  • Agarwal, M., Aggarwal, V., Quinn, C. J., and Umrawal, A. K. (2021). DART: aDaptive Accept RejecT Algorithm for Non-Linear Combinatorial Bandits. AAAI Conf. AI (AAAI).
  • Agarwal, M., Aggarwal, V., Quinn, C. J., and Umrawal, A. K. (2021). Stochastic Top-k Subset Bandits with Linear Space and Non-Linear Feedback. Int. Conf. Algo. Learning Th. (ALT).

Other Scholarly Activities

  • Reviewer for CLeaR'24, UAI'23, PAKDD'23, AAAI-GCLR'23, ECML'22, AISTATS'20.  
  • Reviewer for IEEE T-ITS, Springer Transportation Research, IEEE/ACM ToN.

Professional Societies

  • IEEE Member

Teaching Honors

  • Grad. Mentor Award by Vertically Integrated Projects, Purdue Univ., Apr 2020.
  • Grad-Track Mentorship by the College of Eng., Purdue Univ., May 2022 & May 2023.

Research Honors

  • Research Travel Grant by IEEE Control Society, Sep 2023.
  • Research Travel Grant by the College of Eng., Purdue Univ., Feb 2023.
  • Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship by the Grad. School, Purdue Univ., May 2022.
  • Trailblazers in Eng. Fellowship by the College of Eng., Purdue Univ., Oct 2021.
  • Cert. of Exc. in Research by the Office of Interdiscip. Grad. Programs, Purdue Univ. May 2022.
  • Research Travel Grant by ACM SIGMETRICS, May 2022.
  • Research Travel Award for International Meeting by Psychometric Society, Apr 2022.
  • Winner in Poster Competition by ABE Grad. Student Assoc., Purdue Univ., Mar 2022.
  • Runner-up in Poster Competition by ABE Grad. Student Assoc., Purdue Univ., Feb 2021.
  • OSG User School Travel Grant by Open Sci. Grid, Apr 2019 & Apr 2020.

Improvement Activities

  • Collins Scholar 2023-2024, The Grainger College of Eng., Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
  • Grainger Engineers Accelerating Research (GEAR) Scholar 2023-2024, The Grainger College of Eng., Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Recent Courses Taught

  • CS 374 BL1 (CS 374 BLH, CS 374 BYA, CS 374 BYB, CS 374 BYC, CS 374 BYD, CS 374 BYE, CS 374 BYF, CS 374 BYG, CS 374 CSP, ECE 374 BL1, ECE 374 BLZ, ECE 374 BYA, ECE 374 BYB, ECE 374 BYC, ECE 374 BYD, ECE 374 BYE, ECE 374 BYF, ECE 374 BYG, ECE 374 BYH, ECE 374 CSP, ECE 374 ZJU) - Intro to Algs & Models of Comp