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Theja Tulabandhula

Assistant Professor

Department of Information and Decision Sciences


Building & Room:

UH 2404


601 S. Morgan St.

Office Phone:

(312) 996-9456



I work on developing new machine learning and optimization methods in applications that interface with people, such as retail, transportation and healthcare. My current and prior work experiences include the University of Illinois at Chicago, Xerox Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Citadel Investments, Apple, State Street Global Advisors, and Texas Instruments. Some of my past research includes:

  • supervised learning in the presence of operational information,
  • solving transportation problems such as scheduling and enabling fair ride-shares,
  • optimizing recommendations assuming realistic user behavior models,
  • product pricing and learning in economic and competitive settings, and
  • designing online and reinforcement learning methods.

Selected Grants

UIC Chancellors Innovation Fund Phase I (2019), "Hardware Accelerators for Bayesian Deep Learning", co-PI

Selected Publications

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PhD in EECS from MIT