Telugu : శ్రీవంశీ పిట్టల, Devanagari : श्रीवंशी पिट्टला244 Sudikoff Lab
Department of Computer Science
HB 6211, Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH. 03755
srivamshi[ dot ]pittala[ dot ]gr[ at ]dartmouth.edu
I am a 4th year PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College. My current research with Prof. Chris Bailey-Kellogg, lies at the intersection of Machine Learning and Immunology. Particularly, I am interested in building data-driven computational models that aid in understanding how our bodies respond to pathogens (like flu, HIV etc.), which in turn can help in designing vaccines and immunotherapy.
Before joining the PhD program, I was part of the Visual Learning Group at Dartmouth, where I earned my MS in Computer Science under the supervision of Prof. Lorenzo Torresani. Prior to starting my graduate studies, I obtained my undergraduate degree in Information Technology from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Gwalior, India.
Sequence Based Models for Predicting Antibody-Antigen Interactions
- S. Pittala, C. Bailey-Kellogg. “Mixture of Antibody Experts for Predicting Antibody-Antigen Binding Affinity from Antigen Sequence”. NIPS Workshop on Machine Learning in Computational Biology, 2017.
Predicting Vaccine-Mediated Protection in HIV Vaccine Trials
- T. Bradley, J. Pollara, S. Santra, N. Vandergrift, S. Pittala, C. Bailey-Kellogg...B.F. Haynes. “Pentavalent HIV-1 Vaccine Protects against Simian-Human Immunodeficiency Virus Challenge”. Nature Communications, 2017
- S. Pittala, E. Whiting, and H. Farid. “A 3D Stability Analysis of Lee Harvey Oswald in the Backyard Photo”. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, 2015.
- S. Pittala, L. Torresani. “Feature Learning with Spatial Sum-Product Networks for Large-Scale Image Classification”. Dartmouth Computer Science Technical Report, 2014.
PersonalI am from Hyderabad, a capital city in the southern part of India famous its pearls and biryani. I spent 16 wonderful years there before traveling up north to Gwalior, for my undergrad. When I am not coding up scripts for research, I try to spend time not staring at flat screens by...
- Cooking, particularly the Indian cuisine.
- Clicking pictures, you can check out a sample on flickr.
- Hiking in the White Mountains.
- Reading comics and playing board games.