Chandra Kanth Nagesh

Comp-Sci Doctoral Student @ University of Colorado Boulder
CS Endowed Founder's Fellowship (2022-2023) Bell Family Endowed CS Fellowship (2023-2024)
Previously: Applied Science Intern @ Amazon Science | Sr. Data Scientist @

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Hi there, thanks for stopping by! 👋

I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science at CU Boulder advised by Dr. Sriram Sankaranarayanan as part of the Programming Languages and Verification (CUPLV) lab.

My research interests are in the intersection of Theoretical Machine Learning and Dynamical Systems. I am generally fascinated about building models that can learn complex dynamical systems using machine learning or deep learning techniques. Currently, I am curious about modelling the behaviour of glucose (CGM) levels on a person with Type-1 diabetes in the presence of factors such as food consumption, and exercise.

During my Master’s thesis, I worked on developing a dataset and benchmarking current SOTA models in salient object detection for people who are visually impaired, advised by Dr. Danna Gurari.

Prior to my master’s, I worked close to 4 years in the industry, where I developed products in the domain of computer vision and reinforcement learning. I recieved my undergraduate degree in Computer Science from RV College of Engineering, Bangalore.

In my spare time, I love to work on fun side projects, hike, and play soccer! I am originally from Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, currently living in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Checkout my PhD geneology tree here.