Arpita Biswas

Research Associate

Arpita Biswas is a Research Associate at HSPH, working with Prof. Francesca Dominici’s group on data-driven analysis in the context of climate change and environmental effects. Prior to this, she was a CRCS Postdoctoral Fellow at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University. Her research focuses on Algorithmic Decision Making and Societal Impact, tackling fairness concerns, resource limitations, and robustness issues. Her broad areas of interest include Algorithmic Game Theory, Optimization, and Machine Learning. Her algorithmic contributions span across a wide range of problems, including fair resource allocation, fairness in machine learning, sequential planning with limited resources, robust intervention planning, and multi-agent learning.

She earned her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Science and Automation (CSA), Indian Institute of Science (IISc). She has been awarded the Best Thesis Prize by the Indian Academy of Engineering (INAE) 2021, Best Thesis Award by the Department of CSA, IISc (2020-2021), and a Google Ph.D. Fellowship (2016-2020).

More details about her can be obtained at https://sites.google.com/view/arpitabiswas/