Siddharth Mishra-Sharma

I’m currently an IAIFI Fellow at the NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI), affiliated with MIT and Harvard.

In July 2025, I will be starting as Assistant Professor of Computing & Data Sciences and Physics at Boston University.

My pronouns are he/him.

Contact: I can be reached via email. I am happy to chat with students at IAIFI and the Boston area about potential projects.

CV: A copy of my CV may be found here.

Research Interests: My work uses probabilistic machine learning – combining deep learning, generative modeling, differentiable programming, and statistics – to accelerate searches for fundamental physics using astrophysical and cosmological data at all observable scales. I am broadly interested in the application and development of AI techniques to a wide range of problems in the physical sciences.

Papers, Code, and Tutorials:

Previously: Prior to MIT/IAIFI I was a postdoc at NYU’s Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics from 2018-2021. I obtained my Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University in 2018, working under the supervision of Mariangela Lisanti with my dissertation focusing on astrophysical searches for dark matter. Along the way, I’ve been fortunate to have worked on experimental particle physics early on in graduate school and as a Summer Student at CERN. I completed my undergraduate studies at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge in the UK where I read the Natural Sciences (Parts I and II) and Mathematics (Part III) Triposes. I grew up in Moscow, Russia.

Misc.: I enjoy road cycling and hanging out with my cat, Toph.