Aditya Grover
Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science
Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Statistical Machine Learning Group
Email: adityag at cs.stanford.edu



I am a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at Stanford University advised by Stefano Ermon. My research focusses broadly on developing algorithms for probabilistic machine learning in high dimensions, including topics in generative modeling, approximate inference, and deep learning. I am particularly excited in grounding my research in applications relating to accelerating science and engineering. My research is supported by a Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship, a Lieberman Fellowship, and a Data Science Scholarship.

In 2018 and 2019, I created and co-taught a new course on Deep Generative Models at Stanford and was recognized with the Centennial Teaching Award at Stanford. During my Ph.D., I have spent wonderful summers interning at Google Brain (2019), Microsoft Research (2018), and OpenAI (2017). Before joining graduate school, I obtained my bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Delhi (2015), where I was advised by Mausam and Parag Singla and received a best undergraduate thesis award.

In my free time, I like playing tennis, hiking, and social dancing.

Peer-Reviewed Journal and Conference Publications

[* denotes equal contribution]
  1. Closed-loop optimization of fast-charging protocols for batteries with machine learning
    Peter Attia*, Aditya Grover*, Norman Jin, Kristen Severson, Todor Markov, Yang-Hung Liao, Michael Chen, Bryan Cheong, Nicholas Perkins, Zi Yang, Patrick Herring, Muratahan Aykol, Stephen Harris, Richard Braatz, Stefano Ermon, William Chueh
    Nature, 2020.
    [paper][code][press release][selected media]

  2. Fair Generative Modeling via Weak Supervision
    Kristy Choi*, Aditya Grover*, Trisha Singh, Rui Shu, Stefano Ermon
    International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2020.
    [paper][code]

  3. AlignFlow: Cycle Consistent Learning from Multiple Domains via Normalizing Flows
    Aditya Grover*, Christopher Chute*, Rui Shu, Zhangjie Cao, Stefano Ermon
    AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2020.
    [paper][code]

  4. Permutation Invariant Graph Generation via Score-Based Generative Modeling
    Chenhao Niu, Yang Song, Jiaming Song, Shengjia Zhao, Aditya Grover, Stefano Ermon
    International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), June 2020.
    [paper][code]

  5. Bias Correction of Learned Generative Models using Likelihood-free Importance Weighting
    Aditya Grover, Jiaming Song, Alekh Agarwal, Kenneth Tran, Ashish Kapoor, Eric Horvitz, Stefano Ermon
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2019.
    [paper][code][blog]

  6. Graphite: Iterative Generative Modeling of Graphs
    Aditya Grover, Aaron Zweig, Stefano Ermon
    International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2019.
    [paper][code]

  7. Stochastic Optimization of Sorting Networks via Continuous Relaxations
    Aditya Grover*, Eric Wang*, Aaron Zweig, Stefano Ermon
    International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 2019.
    [paper][code]

  8. Uncertainty Autoencoders: Learning Compressed Representations via Variational Information Maximization
    Aditya Grover, Stefano Ermon
    International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), 2019.
    [paper][code][blog]

  9. Learning Controllable Fair Representations
    Jiaming Song, Pratyusha Kalluri, Aditya Grover, Shengjia Zhao, Stefano Ermon
    International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), 2019.
    [paper][code][blog]

  10. Neural Joint Source-Channel Coding
    Kristy Choi, Kedar Tatwawadi, Aditya Grover, Tsachy Weissman, Stefano Ermon
    International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2019.
    [paper][code]
    Full Oral Presentation

  11. Streamlining Variational Inference for Constraint Satisfaction Problems
    Aditya Grover, Tudor Achim, Stefano Ermon
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2018.
    Extended version appears as invited paper in the special issue of Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment on Machine Learning, 2019.
    [paper][code]

  12. Learning Policy Representations in Multiagent Systems
    Aditya Grover, Maruan Al-Shedivat, Jayesh K. Gupta, Yura Burda, Harrison Edwards
    International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2018.
    [paper]
    Full Oral Presentation [acceptance rate: 212/2473 (8.6%)]

  13. Modeling Sparse Deviations for Compressed Sensing using Generative Models
    Manik Dhar, Aditya Grover, Stefano Ermon
    International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2018.
    [paper] [code]
    Full Oral Presentation [acceptance rate: 212/2473 (8.6%)]

  14. Evaluating Generalization in Multiagent Systems using Agent-Interaction Graphs (short)
    Aditya Grover, Maruan Al-Shedivat, Jayesh K. Gupta, Yura Burda, Harrison Edwards
    International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2018.
    [paper]

  15. Variational Rejection Sampling
    Aditya Grover*, Ramki Gummadi*, Miguel Lazaro-Gredilla, Dale Schuurmans, Stefano Ermon
    International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), 2018.
    [paper][blog]

  16. Best arm identification in multi-armed bandits with delayed feedback
    Aditya Grover, Todor Markov, Peter Attia, Norman Jin, Nicholas Perkins, Bryan Cheong, Michael Chen, Zi Yang, Stephen Harris, William Chueh, Stefano Ermon
    International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), 2018.
    [paper][code]

  17. Flow-GAN: Combining Maximum Likelihood and Adversarial Learning in Generative Models
    Aditya Grover, Manik Dhar, Stefano Ermon
    AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2018.
    [paper][code][blog]
    Full Oral Presentation [acceptance rate: 417/3800 (10.9%)]

  18. Boosted Generative Models
    Aditya Grover, Stefano Ermon
    AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2018.
    [paper][code]

  19. Variational Bayes on Monte Carlo Steroids
    Aditya Grover, Stefano Ermon
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2016.
    [paper][spotlight video]

  20. node2vec: Scalable Feature Learning for Networks
    Aditya Grover, Jure Leskovec
    Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 2016.
    [paper][code]
    Oral Plenary Presentation [acceptance rate: 70/784 (8.9%)]

  21. Contextual Symmetries in Probabilistic Graphical Models
    Ankit Anand, Aditya Grover, Mausam, Parag Singla
    International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2016.
    [paper][code]
    Best Paper Award at the International Workshop on Statistical Relational AI (StarAI), 2016.

  22. A Deep Hybrid Model for Weather Forecasting
    Aditya Grover, Ashish Kapoor, Eric Horvitz
    Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 2015.
    [paper][press Microsoft , Gizmodo]

  23. ASAP-UCT: Abstraction of State-Action Pairs in UCT
    Ankit Anand, Aditya Grover, Mausam, Parag Singla
    International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2015.
    [paper][code]

  24. A Novel Abstraction Framework for Online Planning (short)
    Ankit Anand, Aditya Grover, Mausam, Parag Singla
    International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2015.
    [paper]

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