I'm currently doing research in Professor Yi Ma's group. I am also working on projects in Professor Tom Griffiths' Computational Cognitive Science lab. Last summer, I had the pleasure of working to improve approximation guarantees for the semi-random maximum independent set problem.


  1. McKenzie, T., Mehta, H., Trevisan, L. (2018). A New Algorithm for the Robust Semi- random Independent Set Problem. Data Structures and Algorithms, arXiv:1808.03633. [paper] [poster]
  2. {Invited Talk} Mehta, H.*, Dubey, R.*, & Lombrozo, T. (2018). Your liking is my curiosity: a social popularity intervention to induce curiosity. In proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [paper] [code] [slides]