Manzil Zaheer

Ph.D. Student in Machine Learning
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

(+1) 412 6 zero 8-4114


Hi! and welcome to my website. My name is Manzil Zaheer. I am a third year PhD student in Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to that I earned my B.Tech degree at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.



I am lucky to be advised by Prof Alex Smola and to collaborate with Guy Steele, Jean-Baptiste Tristan, Michael Wick, Prof Xin Li and to get opportunity to work with excellent fellow students Jay-Yoon Lee, Chao-Yuan Wu, Hsiao-Yu Fish Tung, Rajarshi Das and Fa Wang.



A common thread in my research is the harnessing of theoretical techniques from varied disciplines to solve practical problems. I love learning, implementing complicated statistical inference, data-parallel programming, and algorithms in a simple way. Currently I am interested in nonparametric Bayesian methods, scalable machine learning, fast sampling techniques, random graph generative models and applications of machine learning to VLSI CAD.