Aarshvi Gajjar

Aarshvi Gajjar

Graduate Student Researcher

University of Massachusetts Amherst

I am a 2nd year masters student in Computer Science at UMass Amherst where I am advised by Prof. Cameron Musco. I completed my undergraduate from IIIT Hyderabad in August 2016.

I am interested in studying the theoretical foundations of machine learning. My research interests span over randomized dimensionality reduction, generative models, compressed sensing and statistical machine learning.

I spent the summer of 2020 as an Applied Science intern at Amazon Alexa NLU where I was advised by Dr. Abdalghani Abujabal and Dr. Claudio Delli Bovi. Prior to my masters, I spent 2 years building statistical models at the Surveillance Analytics Group, Goldman Sachs led by Dr. Mayur Thakur.

Email: agajjar ‘at’ umass ‘dot’ edu


Subspace Embeddings Under Nonlinear Transformations
Aarshvi Gajjar and Cameron Musco
Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT 2021).

We study methods for obtaining low-distortion embeddings of low-dimensional subspaces under nonlinear transformations. We show that piecewise linear approximations of many common neural network nonlinearities can be applied to give embedding results using random embedding matrices.

Teaching Experience

  • Sep 2020 - Dec 2020 : Grading Assistant, COMPSCI 689 Machine Learning, UMass Amherst
  • Jan 2016 - May 2016 : Teaching Assistant, Science II, IIIT Hyderabad
  • Sep 2015 - Dec 2015 : Teaching Assistant, Signals and Systems, IIIT Hyderabad


When I am not working, I love listening to progressive rock music (checkout my spotify). I also enjoy playing soccer if the weather permits. Happy to chat regarding research, music or even Murakami!