Hi, I’m Arjun Vaithilingam Sudhakar 👋

Currently, I am in the first year of my Ph.D. studies at the Mila-Quebec AI Institute under the supervision of Professor Sarath Chandar in Montreal, Canada. I also hold a Master’s degree from Mila and the University of Montreal, where I focused on machine learning. Prior to my Ph.D., I worked as a Machine Learning Engineer for three years at Wipro and as a Research Scientist Intern at Hydro Quebec, which is a government organization in Quebec, Canada.

Research Interest : Reinforcement learning, Natural language processing

Links : Google Scholar , Linkedin , Github


Mila - Quebec AI Institute, Chandar Lab
Job Title: Research Assistant (Full Time)

Timeline: August 2021 - August 2022

Hydro Quebec, Montreal, Quebec
Job Title: AI Research Intern (Full Time(May - Aug), Part Time(Sep - Jan))

Timeline: May 2021 - January 2022

Wipro Technologies, India
Job Title: Machine Learning Engineer(Full Time)

Timeline: October 2017 - July 2020

Lab Manager, Chandar Research Lab, Mila - Quebec AI Institute

August 2021 - Present

Oversaw successful submission of proposals like Google teaching proposal and CIFAR. Also, improved lab functioning through new systems. Formed a cost-effective web development team through outsourcing, saving research time and increasing lab visibility.

Local Area Chair, CoLLAs2023

December 2022 - August 2023

My role involve overseeing and synchronizing all the aspects of the conference, ranging from managing meetings to planning and executing the event, along with leading a team towards a smooth and successful outcome.

Organizing Committee, CoLLAs2022

December 2021 - August 2022

I was responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of the conference, including meetings, accommodation, website, and dining arrangements. This crucial position was essential for ensuring the success of the conference.

Toastmasters International (Nonprofit Educational Organization)

April 2018 - Present

Led 150+ members in District 92 of Toastmasters Int'l, managing multiple business units across different locations. Persuaded CXO to implement a $25,000 USD/yr membership reimbursement program (pilot) across Wipro. Increased club strength from 4 to 40 members in under a year, and organized a 100+ audience milestone event and club contests for public speaking.

Teaching Assistant at AI4Good - Machine Learning

June 2022 - July 2022

Guided and mentored underprivileged female students in Machine/Deep Learning, teaching math, ML/DL/RL. Mentored capstone project on Emotive Application using ML/DL over 4 weeks.

Teaching Assistant at Polytechnique Montreal - Machine Learning- INF8245E

September 2021 - December 2021

Proposed and led math and python tutorials for students, including linear algebra and scikit. Delivered lectures in-class and online. Kept track of student feedback for course improvement.