Prateek is a Ph.D. student at the University of Oxford, supervised by Prof. M. Pawan Kumar and co-supervised by Prof. Andrea Lodi (Université dé Montréal) and Prof. Yoshua Bengio (Université dé Montréal). Prateek's studies are fully sponsored by The Alan Turing Institute. Prateek also spent a year and a half as a visiting researcher at Montréal Institute of Learning Algorithms (Mila), Montréal, Canada.
Prateek's primary research focuses on improving combinatorial optimization using deep learning (e.g., automated heuristics in discrete solvers) or improving deep learning reasoning using optimization layers. Prateek is also interested in using technology or AI for societally impactful problems.
Machine Learning for Combinatorial Optimization
Enhancing discrete optimization solvers using deep learning
Proactive Contact Tracing
A contact tracing framework to generate early-warning signals