I'm a PhD student at Stanford working at the intersection of machine learning, optimization, and control. I am also a co-founder of Trustworthy AI, a platform for risk-assessment of safety-critical software. I try to make computers faster and smarter on problems that matter to people.
At Stanford, I am advised by John Duchi, and I work in the Artifical Intelligence Lab and Information Systems Lab. 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.
FormulaZero: distributionally robust online adaptation via offline population synthesis. Aman Sinha*, Matthew O'Kelly*, Hongrui Zheng*, Rahul Mangharam, John Duchi, Russ Tedrake. ICML 2020. [arxiv]
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): Justin Norden, Matthew O'Kelly, John Duchi, Rahul Mangharam, Russ Tedrake, Hongrui Zheng, Richard Hu, Matthew Smuck, Christy Tomkins-Lane, Hongseok Namkoong, 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]