I am Shyam and am currently working on my Doctoral degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with Prof. Thomas S. Huang.

I come from a city named Chennai a.k.a. Madras in Tamil Nadu, India. I finished my Bachelors in Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Madras in 2000 and  Masters in University of Illinois at Chicago in 2002. I came to  Urbana-Champaign during Fall 2002 and it has been an exhilarating experience.

My research focuses on developing machine learning techniques for modeling different kinds of data such as, data with ordinal behavior, blurred image data, spike trains with dependencies over time, etc. To know more about my research you can visit the "Research" section.