Hello I'm

Valmeekam Karthik

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I am a

I was born in Hyderabad, India but I grew up in two quite opposite places (weather-wise); Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (from K.G. to 5th Std) and Ibra, Oman (5th to 10th Std). I have always loved stories and thought of myself as a storyteller. After my frivolous attempt at JEE, I joined Vellore Institute of Technology to learn and tell stories about Computer Science and Engineering.

During my Masters at Arizona State University, I realized that rigorously formalized ideas are the best stories to tell!
Hence I opted to pursue PhD under Prof. Subbarao Kambhampati. My research interests lie in the area of Human in the loop AI and Reinforcement Learning.

In my free time, I write screenplays, dance, learn photography, play my keyboard and listen to a wide variety of music ranging from heavy metal to carnatic ragas.

Passing through the Academic Jungle

2021 - Present.

Arizona State University.

Tempe, Arizona, US.

PhD in Computer Science.
GPA* 4.0/4.0
Graduate Research Assistant at Yochan under
Prof. Subbarao Kambhampati


Arizona State University.

Tempe, Arizona, US.

Masters of Science in Computer Science.
GPA 4.0/4.0
Graduate Research Assistant at Yochan under Prof. Subbarao Kambhampati
Thesis: A Study of Explainable Decision Support for Longitudinal Sequential Decision Making


Vellore Institute Of Technology.

Vellore, Tamilnadu, India.

B.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering.
GPA 9.19/10.0
Research Aide under Prof. Anuradha J
Vice-Chair Management of Codechef-VIT


Narayana Junior College.

Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Intermediate (11th & 12th Std).
Percentage: 95.1%


Indian School Ibra.

Ibra, Oman.

10th Std.
GPA 9.8/10.0
Computer Whizkid
Best Dancer

Learning - A continuous process

Web Technologies - Front End.

"Presentation is Key."

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • D3.js


*Hisses at Semicolon..*

  • Flask
  • Tensorflow
  • Pytorch
  • Tkinter
  • Open AI Gym

Execution - That's how dreams become reality


"Get the engine started."

  • Reinforcement Learning for Sequence: An Imperfect Information Board Game
  • High Speed Autonomous Drifting using Deep Reinforcement Learning
  • Implementation and Evaluation of Nash Q Learning
  • Parsing and Writing AI Planning models (represented in PDDL)
  • VAST 2019 Mini Challenge 1 - Data Visualization
  • Paws in Space - Data Visualization
  • How to Open in Chess? - Data Visualization


*Formalizing Curiosity*

*All the background images are captured by me
(with the obvious exception of the first one).