I am a Ph.D. student at Caltech. I am coadvised by Prof. Anima Anandkumar and Prof. Babak Hassibi. My research interest is mainly theory and practice of reinforcement learning. I'm currently working on stochastic linear bandits. I'm also interested in information theory and in particular using information theoretic ideas in theory of machine learning.I received my M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Caltech in 2016 and my B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bogazici University in 2015. I worked as an undergraduate researcher with Prof. Ali Emre Pusane.