Rajesh Chitnis Awarded Simons Grant

Rajesh Chitnis, a CS third-year Ph.D. student advised by Assoc. Prof. Mohammad Hajiaghayi, has been awarded $48,000 in funding by the Simons Foundation for his application entitled "New Techniques and Applications of Parameterized Complexity". This two-year grant for graduate students in the theoretical computer science concentration is used to further the awardee's research and professional development. This is a prestigious award in which there were only six recipients last year among all U.S. and Canadian institutions of higher education. "Rajesh brings great credit to the Computer Science Dept., and especially the Theory and Algorithms group with this major award," Prof. and Chair Samir Khuller says. "His publication record is stellar, and he has a number of terrific results to his name as a young graduate student. We look forward to seeing more great things from him." More information about the award can be found at https://simonsfoundation.org/funding/funding-opportunities/mathematics-p....

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