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Puja Sahu

Research Scholar


Prof. N. Hemachandra

Research Interests

Support Vector Machines, Machine Learning, Statistical Learning Theory

Research Summary

We are interested in obtaining performance guarantees on binary classifiers for non-linearly separable data. PAC -Bayesian bounds provide probabilistic guarantees on the performance error of learning models for classification. Our aim is to choose an informative posterior relevant to these bounds, specializing to the case of Support Vector Machines.


  • Puja Sahu and N. Hemachandra. 2019. Optimal PAC-Bayesian Posteriors for Stochastic Classifiers and their use for Choice of SVM Regularization Parameter. In Proceedings of the 11th Asian Conference on Machine Learning, Nagoya, Japan. November 17-19, 2019. (PDF Link)
  • Puja Sahu and Nandyala Hemachandra. 2018. Some new PAC-Bayesian bounds and their use in selection of regularization parameter for linear SVMs. In Proceedings of The ACM India Joint International Conference on Data Science & Management of Data, Goa, India, January 11–13, 2018 (CoDS-COMAD ’18). DOI: 10.1145/3152494.3152514 (PDF Link)
  • N. Hemachandra and Puja Sahu, "Some Aspects of Estimators for Variance of Normally Distributed Data", Chapter 21, Pages 355--379, Handbook of Research on Organizational Transformations through Big Data Analytics, Editors: Madjid Tavana and Kartikeya Puranam ISBN 978-1-4666-7272-7 (print), 978-1-4666-7273-4 (ebook), 978-1-4666-7275-8 (print and perpertual access), ISSN 2327-3175, EISSN 2327-3283, 2015, Advances in Business Information Systems and Analytics (ABISA) Book Series, IGI Global, Hershey, USA (Technical Report)
  • Hemachandra, N. and Sahu, P. "A Geometric Viewpoint of the Selection of the Regularization Parameter in Some Support Vector Machines" Technical Report. (PDF Link)


  • M.Sc.-PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (2009-present), IIT Bombay, Mumbai
  • B.Sc in Computer Sc.-Mathematics-Statistics (2006-2009), Mount Carmel College, Bangalore

Other Interests

Movies, Music, Photography, Writing


Email: puja.sahu [AT]

Phone: +91-22-2576-4807 (Lab)