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 at the National University of Singapore, and in industrial research at Bell Labs.

Aravind Srinivasan's research interests are in randomized algorithms, algorithms & models in AI, E-commerce, public health, networking, social networks, and combinatorial optimization. Major current interests include the interface of algorithms, AI, and machine learning in:

He has published more than 120 papers in these areas, in fora 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, Editor of the Journal of the IISc, 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 an elected Fellow of five professional societies: ACM, AAAS, IEEE, AMS, and EATCS. He was elected a Member of Academia Europaea, the Academy of Europe, in 2018. 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. His past and current research have been funded by research awards from Adobe, Amazon, and Google, and by grants/contracts from the NSF, IARPA, and USARO. He was eighth in India in the Joint Entrance Examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in 1985.

Aravind Srinivasan served as Vice Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on the Mathematical Foundations of Computing from 2015 to 2017. He served on the Board of Advisors for ZeroFOX Inc. from 2013 to 2016.

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An addendum by Aravind: (Auto-)Biographies such as the above might appear 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.