Parth K. Thaker

Ph.D. Student

Arizona State University


I am working towards my PhD in Electrical Engineering department at Arizona State University. Currently, I am working with Prof. Gautam Dasarathy on the intersection between graphs and optimization.

Previously, I was holding the position of Systems Engineer at Netradyne . I was working on using sensor information from Mobile devices/IMU chips to draw out statistics on the general driving behavior of an individual to develop better driver safety features.

I have dual degree (B.Tech + M.Tech) from Electrical Department at IIT Madras. I did my Senior thesis under the guidance of Dr. Radha Krishna Ganti on the broad topic Rank Preserving optimization using Factored Gradient Descent. My thesis work can be found here


  • Theoritical Optimization
  • Statistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Graph Theory


  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, 2022

    Arizona State University

  • M.Tech in Communication, 2016

    Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

  • B.Tech in Electrical Engineering, 2015

    Indian Institute of Technology, Madras



Graduate student

Arizona State University

Aug 2017 – Present Phoenix, Arizona

Systems Engineer


Aug 2016 – May 2017 Bangalore, India


Securifi Systems Pvt. Ltd

May 2014 – Jun 2014 Hyderabad, India


Cisco Systems Pvt. Ltd

May 2013 – Jun 2013 Bangalore, India

Undergraduate student

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Aug 2011 – Aug 2016 Chennai, India

Recent Posts

Skippings in projected gradient descent

Effects of skippings in projection for projected gradient descent.

Basic look over Chebyshev Polynomials

A introductory article over the construction and behavior of chebyshev polynomials

Experimentation with audio sink

A experiment journal entry for audio sink

Linux DC++ problem

A cautionary note to linux DC++ users

Managing multiple github accounts

A walkthrough on dealing with multiple github accounts