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Theja Tulabandhula

Assistant Professor

Department of Information and Decision Sciences


Building & Room:

University Hall


601 S. Morgan St., 2404 UH

Office Phone:

(312) 996-9456


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Research Interests

I am interested in artificial intelligence, operations research and their applications to multiple scientific and business domains. Please visit for a list of my publications.

Classes Taught

  • Statistical Models and Methods (covers intermediate machine learning topics): F17,S18,S19.
  • Advanced Prediciton Models (covers advancements in deep learning, reinforcement learning and graphical models): S17,S18,S19.

Selected Publications

I am broadly interested in designing and implementing machine learning and optimization methods. I have worked on theoretical and empirical aspects of: (a) supervised learning in the presence of operational/prior information and robust decision making, (b) transportation problems including scheduling and fair ride-sharing, (c) assortment optimization and consumer behavior modeling for pricing, and (d) several online and reinforcement learning problems applied to marketing and internet settings. Please visit for a list of my publications.


Ph.D. in Machine Learning from MIT, United States.
M. Tech and B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, India.