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- MS in Computer Science, IIT Delhi
- BS in Computer Science, IIT Patna
- Hometown: Asansol, India
- Field of Study: Algorithms and Theory
- PhD Advisor: Ravi Sundaram
What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?
I earned a master’s in CS, with a specialization in theoretical computer science, where I focused on designing approximation algorithms for combinatorial optimization problems.
What are your research interests in a bit more detail? Is your current academic/research path what you always had in mind for yourself, or has it evolved somewhat? If so, how/why?
My primary research interest is in the area of theoretical computer science. Specifically, it spans the theory and practice of machine learning, network and data science, and optimization.
What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?
I am still trying to find one!
What aspect of what you do is most interesting/fascinating to you? What aspects of your research (findings, angles, problems you’re solving) might surprise others?
A prime component of research in algorithms and theory is to arrange information in a coherent manner and point out implicit assumptions in a solution. This is what fascinates me the most.
What are your research/career goals, going forward?
Broadly speaking, I am interested in
(a) designing efficient algorithms for real-world problems, and
(b) using theoretical machinery to understand and predict real-world behavior.