Harsha Honnappa

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Ph.D. Candidate and Ming Hsieh Institute Scholar 2013-2014

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering,
University of Southern California.


I am a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in the Electrical Engineering (EE) Department at USC. My primary research interest is the theory of stochastic networks, and applied probability. I also work on game theory applied to traffic models and routing in queueing networks, performance analysis of large-scale virtualized computer systems and network switches. I am co-advised by Professor Rahul Jain of the EE Department and Professor Amy R. Ward of the Marshall School of Business at USC. I also have the privilege of working with Dr. Vijay G. Subramanian of Northwestern University, Dr. Iraj Saniee and Dr. Indra Widjaja of Bell Labs and Professor Peter W. Glynn of Stanford University.

In a previous life I worked on Aritificial Intelligence systems at the Information Sciences Institute at USC, with Professor Carole Beal (now at University of Arizona). Following this, I worked in industry for 3 years, first at FICO working on statistical analysis and machine learning for credit card and debit card fraud detection as an Analytics Scientist, and then on statistical learning models as a scientist at the Applied Research Group (now defunct) part of Satyam Computer Services Limited and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. During this period I also worked with Professor Shalabh Bhatnagar of the Indian Institute of Science on stochastic approximation and reinforcement learning.


Doctor of Philosophy

Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2014 (Expected)

Master of Arts

Applied Mathematics, University of Southern Californa, 2014 (Expected)

Master of Science

Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2006

Bachelor of Engineering

Telecommunications Engineering, R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India, 2004.

Curriculum Vitae


Graduate Research Assistant

EE Dept., University of Southern California, 2009-To Date

Graduate Teaching Assistant

EE Dept., University of Southern California, 2012-2013

Summer Research Intern

Mathematics of Networks and Communications, Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ, 2013

Technical Architect/Scientist

Applied Research Group, Satyam/Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2008-2009

Analytics Science - Scientist

Falcon Fraud Manager, Fair Isaac Corp. (FICO), San Diego, 2006-2007

Graduate Research Assistant

Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, 2005-2006

Selected Publications

Coming soon! See CV for details.


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