Sepehr Elahi

Computer Science PhD Candidate at EPFL, Switzerland.


I am a second-year Doctoral Assistant at the EDIC (Computer and Communication Sciences) department of EPFL. I am advised by Prof. Patrick Thiran of the INDY lab and Prof. Negar Kiyavash of the BAN group. I do research on causal inference & discovery, bandit problems, Bayesian learning, and in general mathematical machine learning.

I graduated summa cum laude with two BSc in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Mathematics at Bilkent University in June, 2022. I did research at Bilkent CYBORG with Prof. Cem Tekin from 2018 to 2022, where my research was focused on online decision making, contextual bandits, Gaussian processes, multi-objective optimization, and their applications to crowdsourcing/sensing, content recommendation, and item recommendation.

I have also worked on multiple projects and papers related to applications of ML and CV to other fields, including telecommunications, microfluidic droplets, and laser material processing. For a list of my publications, see my Google Scholar page.

Outside of work, I am an avid weightlifter and Ultimate Frisbee player, and in general love any outdoors/sports-related activity.


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