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Chhavi Sharma

Research Scholar  (2017-Present)                                                                        

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

Research Interests 

Convex and Nonconvex Optimization, Decentralized Optimization, Federated Learning, Machine Learning, Deep Learning.


Academic Background

  • M.Sc-Ph.D. in Operations Research (2015- present), Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, IIT Bombay, Mumbai.
  • B.Sc (PCM), NAS College, Meerut.


Poster Presentations

  • Gave an invited talk in ARMS lab of Systems and Control Engineering department, IIT Bombay on the topic "Stochastic Gradient Methods with Compressed Communication for Decentralized Saddle Point Problems" (2022).
  • Presented a poster titled "A Simple and Fast Distributed Accelerated gradient method" at IITB CMInDS Workshop 2020.
  • Presented a poster titled "Distributed Optimization in Machine Learning" at IEOR Day 2018, IIT Bombay.

Internships/Summer Schools:

  • Attended and presented a poster at "Online Asian Machine Learning School (OAMLS) 2022", from Dec 8-10, and Dec 15-16, 2022.
  • Attended 'The Indo-French Center for Applied Mathematics (IFCAM) summer school on Mathematics for Data Science' at IISC, Bangalore from July 15-27, 2019.
  • Summer Internship under the supervision of Dr. Manoj Kumar , MNIT Allahabad from May- June 2016 "Neural Networks and their applications for solving ordinary differential equations."

Teaching Assistants


  • ACM-W  scholarship award for attending and presenting my research work at NeurIPS workshop on Beyond first-order methods in ML, 2019.
  • Awarded "Pratibha Samman" by Hindustan Newspaper for excellent performance in 12th standard.

Positions of Responsibility

  • Core Team Member (2017-2018) of Yogastha Club, IIT Bombay.
  • Academic Unit Representative of Academic Affairs, 2017-2018 (AURAA) in PGAC, IIT Bombay.