Raghavendra Rao B. V. Raghavendra Rao B. V.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai 600 036

Theory Group@IITM
Algorithms and Complexity Theory (ACT) Lab

Research Interests:

In general I like anything in the broad areas of Combinatorics, Algebra, Complexity Theory and Algorithms. Some of the topics that I have explored in the past/currently exploring/planning to explore very soon are listed below. Drop me an email if you are interested in any of the interesting topic below and would like to explore working with me.

• Structural aspects of Arithmetic Circuits. • Algebraic Complexity Theory • Combinatorial Commutative Algebra
• Algorithmic Algebra • Analysis of Algorithms • Circuits related to Knowledge Compilation • Boolean Functions
•Algebraic Combinatorics •Graph Algorithms

Teaching: A complete list of courses with links to course web pages can be found here.

Contact: Office: BSB 354, Dept of CSE, IIT Madras. Phone: (Ext) 4381, email id: bvrr@ (add the suffix cse.iitm.ac.in) or via gmail: rkunjathaya.
Positions available:
MS/PhD: I am actively looking for candidates for MS/PhD. Please write to me with your CV and a short writeup on your interests in theoretical computer science. For admissions you will have to apply through the IITM Research Portal . If you are interested in any of the research topics mentioned above, and have some background in Theoretical Computer Science and/or Mathematics please drop me an email.
Postodc : We are looking for candidates with a PhD in Computer Science with a background and interest in Computational Complexity Theory. For more details and application procedure, see here here .
Kindly note that I currently DO NOT have any internship positions. For internships at IITM, please apply through the IITM - summer internship program. Of late I have been receiving a lot of emails requesting summer internships. Please read this if you are anticipating a reply.

Lecture Videos
CS5800 - Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms

CS2810 - Object Oriented Algorithms and Programming

An interesting article for research shcolars.

Collaborators (Present and Past) Note: Will be updated soon!!
Picture courtsey: PD Dr. rer. nat. habil. Arne Meier

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