Sudeep Raja is a Doctoral student in the IEOR Department at Columbia University. His research interests are in theoretical machine learning and optimization, with a specific focus on online learning, multi-armed bandits and reinforcement learning. His goal is to design efficient algorithms with provable guarantees for online decision making. Sudeep holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he was awarded the Sudha Mishra and Rajesh Jha Scholarship. He also holds a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. In addition, he has worked at industrial research labs such as Microsoft Research, Xerox Research and IBM Research in India.