Abhishek Sinha

Abhishek Sinha 

Abhishek Sinha
Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Email: sinhaa@mit.edu
Office: MIT Stata Center, Room 32-D671.

Research Summary

My primary research interest broadly lies at the intersection of Probability theory, Stochastic control, Information theory, and Learning Theory, where I seek to develop new analytical tools for understanding and enhancing the performance of communication and control systems of wide varieties. Presently, I am working with Prof. Eytan Modiano in the Communications and Networking Research Group at LIDS, MIT, to understand the network multicast and broadcast problem from a theoretical standpoint and propose provably optimal and decentralized practical algorithms to address the same. My thesis committee includes Prof. Leandros Tassiulas, Prof. David Gamarnik and Prof. Eytan Modiano.

I interned with Bell Labs at Murray Hill, NJ in the summer of 2016, where I worked with Matthew Andrews and Prasanth Ananth on optimal resource allocation problems. I spent the summer of 2014 as a research intern at Microsoft, Redmond, working with Jie Liu at Microsoft Research and David Maltz's group at Windows Azure. There I worked on control and optimization of anycast based load management systems.

I obtained my Master's degree from the Electrical Communication Engineering department at the Indian Institute of Science, located at the beautiful city of Bangalore, where I worked with Prof. Anurag Kumar. Some of the highlights of my present and past research works are as follows:

  • As part of my ongoing doctoral research, I have developed provably optimal Backpressure type algorithms for throughput-optimal broadcasting in wireless networks with arbitrary interference constraints.

  • I have recently derived an exciting new Max-Weight type dynamic algorithm which provides a unified framework for the general network-flow problems and simultaneously addresses several open and fundamental problems in the field.

  • At IISc, I also worked on the problem of optimal deployment of relays on a line for the multi-relay channel from an Information theoretic perspective.

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