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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
  • MSCS, Indian Institute of Science — Bangalore, India
  • BE in Electronics and Machine Learning, UVCE — Bangalore, India


Professor Sara Arunagiri is a member of the Research and Teaching Faculty at Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences, focusing her expertise on data science and machine learning. She earned her Bachelor’s 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.

Sara is a versatile professional with over 15 years of experience working in industry and academia. The industrial projects were ethno social in nature involving leading edge technologies and interactions with diverse groups of people.  In academia, 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.


Bangalore, India

Field of research/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 performance issues of high performance computing systems before I embarked into data science.