Lydia Manikonda


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute




News: I will be organizing a workshop (as part of diversity series) titled Scientific Discovery with AI at AAAI-2021!! If you are an undergraduate student please submit your work to our workshop! Submissions due on January 22nd, 2021.

I am an Assistant Professor at the Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). I am also part of Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration (AIRC). My CV can be found here.


My passion is to build robust decision-making frameworks which are capable of learning and reasoning. These frameworks are built to address problems in the areas of public health (mental health, obesity and personal goals to quit addictions), Finance and Technology. The approaches to build these models include collecting, processing, mining unstructured data generated from alternative sources such as public posts shared on social media platforms, online discussion forums, news articles, etc. Some of the primary challenges in building these models often include -- handling unstructured and messy data, data that might be biased and integrating data from different sources of information. Once structure is established in the dataset, interpreting the credibility of the data and extracting causality between different data patterns, and providing explanations for the insights obtained for decision-making are the primary goals of my research.


I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Arizona State University under the supervision of Prof. Subbarao Kambhampati. Before ASU, I pursued M.S by thesis and B.Tech (Honours) in Computer Science from IIIT-Hyderabad.

 
Email:
manikl@rpi.edu

Mailing Address:
Pittsburgh 1212
Lally School of Management
110 8th Street
Troy NY 12180