That's me 

Manjesh Kumar Hanawal
Associate Professor
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India
Room No 201, IEOR Builiding
Phone: +91 (022) 2576-5420
Email: <mhanawal> at iitb dot ac dot in

About me

I am an Associate Professor at the centre for Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR), Indian Institute Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India. I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of ECE, Boston University, USA for two years. I obtained a Ph.D. degree from University of Avignon, France (and INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France) in 2013 and a M.Sc (Engg) degree from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, in 2009. My bachelor’s degree is from National Institute of Technology Bhopal (MANIT), India in 2004. Between 2004-2007, I worked as Scientist-B at Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Bangalore.

My research interests are broadly in Machine learning, Communication networks, and Cybersecruity. In machine learning, my interest is in development and analysis of online learning algorithms that efficiently exploit the problem structure and work with limited feedback. In communication networks, my interest is in resource allocation problems and various economics issues related to the ongoing net-neutrality debate. In Cybsersecruity, my interests are in threat detection and response in end-points.


I am looking for motivated and enthusiastic PhD students to work in the areas of Machine Learning and Network Economics. Students with BE/MTech/MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics are encouraged to apply. Interested students can email their CV with subject line 'Application for PhD Position'.


  • Paper titled 'Stochastic Multi Armed Bandits with Control Varaites' accepted at NeurIPS 2021 Link here
  • I am appointed as the first Professor-In-Charge (PIC) of Technocraft Centre forApplied Artificial Intelligence (TCA2I) at IIT Bombay.
  • My first PhD student Arun Verma received Naik and Rastogi Award for Excellence in Ph.D. Research from IIT Bombay for the year 2020-2021.
  • My Master’s student Sayan Chatterjee received Best Masters’ Thesis Award and institute Silver medal for the academic year 2020-2021
  • Gave a tutorial `Distributed Algorithms' at COMSENTS 2021. Link here
  • Paper titled 'Online Algorithm for Unsupervised Sequential Selection with Contextual Information' accepted at Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2020)
  • Paper title `Revenue sharing on the Internet: A Case for Going Soft on Neutrality Regulations'' accepted at Intl. Symposium on Computer Performance, Modeling, Measurements and Evaluation (PERFORMANCE 2020)
  • Paper titled 'Thompson Sampling for Unsupervised Sequential Selection' accepted at Asian Machine Learning Conference (ACML 2020)
  • My news article on Aarogya Setu app in Firspost Link here
  • Paper titled 'Stochastic Network Utility Maximization with Unknown Utilities: A Multi-Armed Bandits Approach' accepted at International Conference on Computer Communication (INFOCOM 2020)
  • Received Early Career Research (ECR) award from SERB for research on `Machine Learning for Next-Generation Wireless Networks`- Duration- 3 years (2019-2022), Budget 17 lacs.
  • A paper titled `Online Learning algorithms for Unsupervised Sequential Sensor Selection' accepted at AISTATS 2019
  • A paper titled `Distributed Learning and Optimal Assignment in Multiplayer Heterogeneous Networks' accepted at INFOCOM 2019
  • A paper titled `Distributed Algorithms for Efficient Learning and Coordination in Ad Hoc Networks' accepted at WiOPT 2019
  • A paper titled `Distributed Learning and Stable Orthogonalization in Ad-Hoc Networks with Heterogeneous Channels' accepted in Journal of Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) Arxiv version