P. Balamurugan

Graduate Student,
Intelligent Systems Lab,
Department of Computer Science and Automation,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore, India. 560012.
e-mail: balamurugan at domainname
domainname : csa dot iisc dot ernet dot in


This webpage is outdated! I am presently a post-doc in SIERRA Project team, INRIA, advised by Prof. Francis Bach and Prof. Alexandre d'Aspremont.

About My Research..

I am a PhD student at CSA deparment, IISc, advised by Dr. Shirish K. Shevade. My thesis focuses on developing efficient algorithms for structured prediction and sparse classification problems. I have been involved in developing optimization methods for structural SVMs, CRFs, SVMs and logistic regression.


The code for an efficient sequential dual optimization method for structural SVMs is made available for free use. Please find the code at this link.

Reference paper:

A Sequential Dual Method for Structural SVMs.

P.Balamurugan, Shirish Shevade, S.Sundararajan, S.S.Keerthi.
In SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM), 2011. [pdf]


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Technical Report (In Arxiv)


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