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About Me

Welcome! I'm currently in the 6th year of my Ph. D. in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Madras. I work with Prof. John Augustine in the area of Distributed Algorithms and am associated with the Algorithms and Complexity Theory Lab (note: internal link) and the Theory Group, CSE Dept., IITM.

To me, algorithms are fun. Taking a problem and solving it was always something enjoyable for me. Distributed algorithms are even more so in that sense. All the planning and plotting, the fact that you have to deal with so many interesting corner cases and the fine line between a perfectly working algorithm and a disaster. That is some exciting stuff to work on. And when you add dynamism into the picture, the feeling you get is similar to considering a very sharp position in a chess match. The complexity involved, the subtleties and the overall challenge of the game. I love that stuff. It's fun, exciting, and to top it off, the work has a relatively quick impact on the so called "real world". The gap between theory and practice isn't as much as in some other fields.

Research Interests

  • Distributed Algorithms
  • Algorithms
  • Game Theory (though not so much at the moment)

Curriculum Vitae

You can download a copy of my CV here.