I'm a PhD student at Stanford working at the intersection of machine learning, optimization, and control. I try to make computers faster and smarter on problems that matter to people.
I work in the Artificial Intelligence Lab and Information Systems Lab, jointly advised by John Duchi and Nick Bambos. My recent research includes projects on fast methods for discovering feature representations, distributionally robust optimization, and rare-event simulation. I also collaborate with the Wearable Health Lab on medical applications of machine learning. I'm supported by a William R. Hewlett Stanford Graduate Fellowship and a Hertz Fellowship.
Before Stanford, I received an MPhil in Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge on a Churchill Scholarship, where I was advised by Glenn Vinnicombe and Carl Rasmussen. I received a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton; my thesis advisor was Naomi Leonard, and I also worked in the research groups of Howard Stone and Lex Smits.
Digital biomarkers of spine and musculoskeletal disease from accelerometers: Defining phenotypes of free-living physical activity in knee osteoarthritis and lumbar spinal stenosis. Christy Tomkins-Lane, Justin Norden, Aman Sinha, Richard Hu, Matthew Smuck. The Spine Journal, 2019. Outstanding Paper Award. [link]
Scalable end-to-end autonomous vehicle testing via rare-event simulation. Matthew O'Kelly*, Aman Sinha*, Hongseok Namkoong*, John Duchi, Russ Tedrake. NeurIPS 2018. [link] [pdf] [arxiv] [code] [poster] [videos]
Objective measurement of function following lumbar spinal stenosis decompression reveals improved functional capacity with stagnant real-life physical activity. Matthew Smuck, Amir Muaremi, Patricia Zheng, Justin Norden, Aman Sinha, Richard Hu, Christy Tomkins-Lane. The Spine Journal, 2018. Outstanding Paper Award. [link]
Objective measurement of free-living physical activity (performance) in lumbar spinal stenosis: are physical activity guidelines being met? Justin Norden, Matthew Smuck, Aman Sinha, Richard Hu, Christy Tomkins-Lane. The Spine Journal, 2017. Outstanding Paper Award Runner-up. [link]
Past and present research collaborators (alphabetically by last name in reverse chronological order): Richard Hu, Justin Norden, Matthew Smuck, Christy Tomkins-Lane, John Duchi, Hongseok Namkoong, Matthew O'Kelly, Russ Tedrake, Amir Muaremi, Patricia Zheng, Steve Yadlowsky, Nick Bambos, Leo Hellström, Lex Smits
Distributed consensus protocols in adaptive multi-agent systems. Aman Sinha. Princeton University Undergraduate Thesis, 2013. Awarded Morgan W. McKinzie '93 Senior Thesis Prize for best senior thesis. [link] [pdf]
Single-particle motion in colloids: nonlinear fluctuations in the presence of hydrodynamic interactions. Aman Sinha. Princeton University Junior-Year Independent Study, 2012. [link]