Neil Rohit Mallinar

UC San Diego. Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute.

Currently seeking an office :)

10100 Hopkins Dr

San Diego, CA 92093

I’m pursuing my PhD at UC San Diego, advised by Misha Belkin. I am also a Research Fellow at The Broad Institute where I am adivsed by Anthony Philippakis. For a full list of publications, see Google Scholar.

My research focuses on understanding deep learning, both theoretically and practically. In the past, I studied: benign overfitting in neural networks and kernel regression; and calibration in neural networks as it relates to generalization. My current research focuses on spectral properties of De Bruijn graphs, high-dimensional linear regression under distribution shifts, and, most recently, studying phenomena such as grokking and in-context learning with transformers, fully connected networks, and kernels.

my life in four days

Sep 28, 2020 Started my PhD at UC San Diego
Aug 1, 2019 Joined Pryon Inc in Brooklyn
Aug 23, 2016 Moved to New York, started at IBM Watson
May 18, 2016 Got my Bachelor’s from Johns Hopkins University


selected publications

  1. Mallinar, Neil, Simon, James B, Abedsoltan, Amirhesam, Pandit, Parthe, Belkin, Mikhail, and Preetum, Nakkiran
    In 36th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2022) Jul 2022
  2. Carrell, Annabelle, Mallinar, Neil, Lucas, James, and Nakkiran, Preetum
    2022 International Conference on Machine Learning (Workshop on Distribution-Free Uncertainty Quantification) Oct 2022
  3. Rennie, Steven, Marcheret, Etienne, Mallinar, Neil, Nahamoo, David, and Goel, Vaibhava
    In Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) Nov 2020
  4. Chen, Chun-Fu, Fan, Quanfu, Mallinar, Neil, Sercu, Tom, and Feris, Rogerio
    International Conference on Learning Representations 2019
  5. Mallinar, Neil, Shah, Abhishek, Ugrani, Rajendra, Gupta, Ayush, Gurusankar, Manikandan, Ho, Tin Kam, Liao, Q. Vera, Zhang, Yunfeng, Bellamy, Rachel K. E., Yates, Robert, Desmarais, Chris, and McGregor, Blake
    Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence Dec 2018
  6. Mallinar, Neil, Budavari, Tamas, and Lemson, Gerard
    Astronomy and Computing Jul 2017