About Me

About Me

Hi, I'm Rohin! I'm officially a 3rd year PhD student in Computer Science at UC Berkeley, but I'm living in Seattle and working with Ras Bodik in the PLSE lab at the University of Washington. I am involved in Effective Altruism (EA), a social movement aiming to "do the most good". I was co-president of EA Berkeley for 2015-16, and am currently running EA UW. Out of concern for animal welfare, I am almost vegan. The best way to contact me is by emailing me at rohinmshah@gmail.com.

My general research interests are very broad -- I'm interested in programming languages, machine learning, AI, complexity theory, algorithms, security, quantum computing, you name it. At the moment, I'm applying program synthesis techniques to automatically generate incremental update rules that can be used to accelerate approximate sampling algorithms used in probabilistic programming. In the past, I've applied partial evaluation and memoization to compile sampling algorithms. I am currently supported by an NSF Fellowship, and was supported by a Berkeley Fellowship for my first two years in grad school.

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