My interests range from core mathematical foundations and algorithm design aspects of machine intelligence, to end-to-end implementation considerations in building robust and scalable learning systems. I am particularly interested in Machine Perception and AI problems involving Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing and Speech Recognition. Co-organizer: NIPS 2014 Workshop on Reimannian Geometry in Machine Learning, Statistics and Computer Vision JSM 2014 Invited Session on Tradeoffs in Big Data Modeling 2013 Mysore Park Workshop on Distributed Optimization and Machine Learning ICML 2013 Workshop on Numerical Linear Algebra in Machine Learning ICML 2011 Workshop on Machine Learning for Global Challenges Treasurer for KDD 2011