Dhruv Singal

PhD Student in Finance

Columbia University

Hi! I am a PhD student in Finance at Columbia Business School. I am interested in exploring research questions in Asset Pricing and Macro-Finance. Previously, I was a research fellow at Adobe Research, Bangalore where I worked on research projects in Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Data Mining and Marketing.

I graduated from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur in 2016. At IIT Kanpur, I worked on research projects in Machine Learning, Algorithmic Game Theory and Program Analysis. In my free time, I enjoy reading, swimming and playing football and squash. I also enjoy tabletop gaming, playing the guitar and listening to music.


  • PhD in Finance, Current

    Columbia University

  • BTech in Computer Science and Engineering, 2016

    Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Recent Publications

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RAPID: Rapid and Precise Interpretable Decision Sets

Interpretable Decision Sets (IDS) is an approach to building transparent and interpretable supervised machine learning models. …

Parse Condition: Symbolic Encoding of LL(1) Parsing

In this work, we propose the notion of a Parse Condition—a logical condition that is satisfiable if and only if a given string w can be …

Forecasting Granular Audience Size for Online Advertising

Orchestration of campaigns for online display advertising requires marketers to forecast audience size at the granularity of specific …

Show and Recall: Learning What Makes Videos Memorable

With the explosion of video content on the Internet, there is a need for research on methods for video analysis which take human …

Recent Posts



Research Fellow

Adobe Research

June 2016 – August 2018 Bangalore, India
Responsbilities included:

  • Worked on projects in data mining, computer vision, information retrieval, natural language processing, deep learning and marketing
  • Associated with product and engineering teams to understand the industrial scenario and use cases to develop prototypes
  • Generated intellectual property - six patent applications pending at, and two patents granted by the USPTO

Research Intern

Adobe Research

May 2015 – July 2015 Bangalore, India


IIT Kanpur

ESC101: Fundamentals of Computing (Core, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)

Tutor for the core institute course ESC101 Fundamentals of Computing, with faculty instructors Professor Nitin Saxena (Fall) and Professor Sunil Simon (Spring).

Columbia University

B8255: FinTech: Consumer Financial Services (MBA, Spring 2019)

B7255: FinTech: Consumer Financial Services (EMBA, Spring 2019 and Spring 2020)

TA for the MBA and EMBA elective with Professor Stephen Zeldes.