About the Authors
Aditya Bhaskara
Aditya Bhaskara
Postdoctoral Researcher
Aditya Bhaskara graduated from Princeton University in 2012; his advisor was Moses Charikar. His thesis was on finding dense structures in graphs and matrices. His research interests are in approximation algorithms, and in the use of tools from probability and convex geometry in theoretical CS. He did his undergraduate studies at IIT Bombay; he was advised by Abhiram Ranade and Ajit Diwan, who helped shape his interests in algorithms and theoretical computer science.
Devendra Desai
Devendra Desai
Ph.D. student
Rutgers University
Devendra (Dev) Desai is a Ph.D. student at Rutgers University, advised by Mario Szegedy. His research interests include approximation algorithms, randomized algorithms, derandomization, hardness of approximation, and combinatorics. During his undergraduate days in Pune, India, he was mentored in algorithm analysis by Udayan Kanade, who to this day offers free lectures in various math and computer science areas to anyone who shows up. Dev's interest in theoretical CS was further strengthened during his master's studies at IIT Kharagpur. In his free time he likes to take short walks and, when stationary, likes listening to 70's rock and Hindi music.
Srikanth Srinivasan
Srikanth Srinivasan
Assistant Professor
IIT Bombay
Srikanth Srinivasan got his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, where his interest in the theory side of CS was piqued under the tutelage of N. S. Narayanswamy. Subsequently, he obtained his Ph.D. from The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, in 2011; his advisor was V. Arvind. His research interests span all of TCS (in theory), but in practice are limited to circuit complexity, derandomization, and related areas of mathematics. He enjoys running and pretending to play badminton.