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Sara Arunagiri

Part-Time Lecturer


Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Sara Arunagiri, 202 WH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

  • Data science
  • Machine learning
  • Fault tolerance
  • I/O in high-performance computing systems


  • PhD in Computer Science, Indian Institute of Science — Bangalore, India
  • MS in Computer Science, Indian Institute of Science — Bangalore, India
  • BE in Electronics and Machine Learning, University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, India


Sara Arunagiri is a member of the research and teaching faculty at Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences, where she focuses on data science and machine learning. She earned her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communications from the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, and her master’s and PhD from the Indian Institute of Science.

Arunagiri has over 15 years of experience working in the computer science industry and as an academic. Within the industry, she has conducted projects that have been ethno-social in nature, which involved cutting-edge technologies and diverse group interactions. As a research faculty working in the areas of high-performance computing, she served as a graduate committee member for thirteen graduate students and as a co-advisor for six master’s students and one doctoral student. She has won grants worth nearly 1.5 million dollars to further pursue her research interests.

About me:

Where is your hometown?

Bangalore, India

What is your field of research or teaching?

Data science and machine learning.

What is your research focus?

My current focus is in data science and machine learning. However, I have been versatile in my career path. My first few jobs had a strong social component where I worked with diverse groups of people to help them assimilate modern technological developments. Then I moved to efficiency issues of high-performance computing systems before I embarked into data science.