Rishi Sharma

Rishi Sharma

Undergraduate Student

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi

Biography

Rishi Sharma is a pre-final year undergraduate student in the School of Computing and Electrical Engineering (SCEE) at Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, majoring in Computer Science and Engineering. His research interests include performance optimization of computer programs, algorithmic differentiation, deep learning and satisfiability checking. He is the founder and coordinator of Heuristics IIT Mandi, which is a group of people collaborating and hosting sessions on research topics for the students of the institute.

Rishi has completed his winter semester 2019-2020 at RWTH Aachen University Germany as part of the Student Exchange Programme, where he indulged in Masters-level courses and Research Assistant jobs with IT-Security group and Theory of Hybrid Systems group.

Interests

  • Algorithmic Differentiation
  • High Performance Computing
  • Machine Learning
  • Programming Languages
  • Satisfiability Checking

Education

  • Student Exchange, WS 2019-2020

    RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  • B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering, 2021

    Indian Institute of Technology Mandi

Skills

Programming

C/C++, Python

Machine Learning

Development

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Associate Developer Intern

D. E. Shaw India Private Limited

Apr 2020 – May 2020 Hyderabad (Work from Home)
Refactored Fixed Data Table 2 Resize and Reorder functionalities into plugins to make the React-JS based library modular, more customizable and maintainable.
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

IT Security Group, RWTH Aachen University

Nov 2019 – Feb 2020 Aachen, Germany

Implemented methods to perform gradient-based attack and adversary transfer on character-based Deep Neural Networks for malicious DGA generated domain names by emulating and inverting the non-differentiable embedding layer.

Used Iterative adversarial training to improve the robustness of the classifier using adversaries generated from the gradient based attacks.

 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

Theory of Hybrid Systems, RWTH Aachen University

Nov 2019 – Feb 2020 Aachen, Germany

Formulated the scheduling of a freight train in the german railway network as a satisfiability problem in propositional logic and implemented the solution using Z3 Solver.

Optimized the various steps of the problem formulation to reduce the problem blow-up from quadratic to linear and improved the feasibility of the approach in real-life railway network.

Accomplish­ments

Mentor - Google Summer of Code

Mentoring a student to improve the EinsteinPy package in Google Summer of Code.

Foundation Day Award

Outstanding Academic Performance for the year 2018-2019.

What the Flag: Winner

Top performer in CTF event during Utkarsh 2019.

Foundation Day Award

Outstanding Academic Performance for the year 2017-2018.

Recent Posts

Simplifying Differentiation using Directed Acyclic Graphs

Using DAGs to find the derivatives of complex functions.

What the Flag (WTF) 2019 Editorial

Editorials for What the Flag 2019.

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