Aravind Srinivasan (born 1968) is a Professor with the Department of Computer Science and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and his Ph.D. from Cornell University, both in Computer Science. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and at DIMACS. He has also worked in industrial research, at Bell Labs.

Aravind Srinivasan's research interests are in randomized algorithms, networking, social networks, and combinatorial optimization, as well as in the growing confluence of algorithms, networks, and randomness, in fields including the social Web, machine learning, public health, biology, and energy. He has published more than 110 papers in these areas, in journals including Nature, Journal of the ACM, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and the SIAM Journal on Computing. He is Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Algorithms, Managing Editor for Theory of Computing, Associate Editor of Networks, and has served on the program committees of various conferences. His papers have been (co-)recipients of the Best Paper/Best Student Paper Awards at various conferences in areas including algorithms, networking, and social networks.

Dr. Srinivasan is a Fellow of four professional societies: ACM, AAAS, IEEE and EATCS. He received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater IIT Madras. He also received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Board of Visitors of the College of Computing, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (University of Maryland) in 2016.

Aravind Srinivasan serves as Vice Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on the Mathematical Foundations of Computing.

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An addendum by Aravind: (Auto-)Biographies such as the above might apppear to cast all the professional recognition received by a person as due to their own effort and/or ability. In reality, a large number of people and institutions -- too many to list here -- have supported me substantially, and continue to do so. I gratefully acknowledge the kindness shown by these institutions and people: I could not have had even a small fraction of my professional advancement without their guidance and support.