I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU as a part of the Simons Collaboration on Algorithms and Geometry
. I also hold an Adjunct Professor position at Northwestern University, and
I will join Northwestern University as an Assistant Professor starting * Fall 2015 *.

My research interests are broadly in the field of Theoretical Computer Science, particularly, in designing efficient algorithms for problems in Combinatorial Optimization and Machine Learning. I am also interested in using paradigms that go Beyond Worst-Case Analysis to obtain good algorithmic guarantees.

I spent two wonderful years (Fall 2012-Fall 2014) as a Simons Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Theory Group at Carnegie Mellon University. I obtained my PhD from Princeton University in the Department of Computer Science with Prof. Moses Charikar. Prior to that, I finished my bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 2007. I spent the first fifteen years of my life in Pondicherry, a beautiful town in Southern India, where Pi Patel hails from.