I am currently doing research at Berkeley, advised by Professor Satish Rao. I am also doing some work in Professor Yi Ma’s group. In the past, I have had the pleasure of working with Professor Luca Trevisan and Professor Tom Griffiths.


  1. Zhai, Yuexiang, Hermish Mehta, Zhengyuan Zhou and Yi Ma. "Understanding l4-Based Dictionary Learning: Interpretation, Stability, and Robustness" To appear in Proceedings of the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 2020. [paper]
  2. McKenzie, Theo, Hermish Mehta, and Luca Trevisan. "A New Algorithm for the Robust Semi-random Independent Set Problem." To appear in Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA), 2020. [paper]
  3. Mehta, Hermish,* Rachit Dubey,* and Tania Lombrozo. "Your Liking is My Curiosity: A Social Popularity Intervention to Induce Curiosity." In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2018. [paper]