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Aravind Srinivasan

Hi, welcome to my home-page. I am a Professor, Computer Science, UMIACS, and AMSC, at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Brief bio: Aravind Srinivasan's main research-interests are:

Dr. Srinivasan received his PhD from Cornell University, and Bachelor's from IIT Madras. He is an elected Fellow of five professional societies: ACM, AAAS, IEEE, AMS, and EATCS. He has been elected a Member of Academia Europaea, the Academy of Europe. 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). He is a recipient of the Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing. He was eighth in India in the Joint Entrance Examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in 1985.

His past/current research has been funded by research awards from Adobe, Amazon, and Google, and by grants/contracts from the NSF, IARPA, and USARO. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Algorithms (TALG -- here is TALG's Wikipedia page), as a Managing Editor for Theory of Computing (ToC), and as an Editor for the Journal of the IISc.

Expanded bio and full CV: Here are my expanded bio and a link to my CV.

For prospective students: Please read this if you wish to email me about admissions or about working with me.




Education: B.Tech. (Computer Science), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 1989. Advisor: Prof. C. Pandu Rangan
Ph.D. (Computer Science), Cornell University, 1993. Advisor: Prof. David B. Shmoys
Postdoc: Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) and DIMACS (Rutgers), 1993-94.
Publications: My publications and co-authors.
Teaching: My previous courses.
Students: Current PhD Students: Brian Brubach (co-advised with Mihai Pop), Nathaniel Grammel, Aviva Prins (co-advised with John P. Dickerson), and Leonidas Tsepenekas.
Former PhD Students: (Chavan co-advised by Amol Deshpande, Han co-advised by Bobby Bhattacharjee, Levin co-advised by Bobby Bhattacharjee and Neil Spring, Xu co-advised by John P. Dickerson.)
Current/former MS students: Ioana Bercea, Dan-Dan Lin, Geoffrey Moores, and Tommy Pensyl.
Other current/former students with significant collaborations: Dr. Suman Banerjee, Dr. Rajiv Gandhi, Dr. Seungjoon Lee, Dr. Ruggero Morselli, and Dr. Barna Saha.
Summer intern at Bell Labs: Dr. Adam Meyerson.
Mentorship of undergrad Gemstone teams:
  • On novel phramaceutical drug-design processes through bioinformatics, machine learning, and computational toxicology, 2018-2019.
  • On bio-engineering and computer science for medical devices, 2013-2016.
  • On information interfaces for reducing information overload, 2011-2014.
Undergraduate independent study: Michael Eleff (Spring 2015).
High-school student continuing through undergrad: Naveen Raman (2018-present).
High-school students: Antares Chen (2014-2015; co-advised by David Harris), Naveen Durvasula (2015-2019; co-advised by John Dickerson), Levon Mkrtchyan (2006), Steven Qu (2017-2019; co-advised by Madhav Marathe and Anil Vullikanti), and Shawn Zhao (2019-present; co-advised by Brian Brubach).
Recent/Current Program Committees: Senior PC, AAAI 2020; Area Chair, ICML 2020.
Editorial Boards: Editor-in-Chief, ACM Transactions on Algorithms (TALG).
Managing Editor, Theory of Computing (ToC), an open-access journal.
Editor, Journal of the IISc.
Associate Editor, Networks, 2006-2019.
Associate Editor, Journal of Computer and System Sciences (JCSS), 2004-2014.
Editor, Journal of Discrete Algorithms (JDA), 2004-2012.
Guest Co-editor, special issue of the SIAM Journal on Computing for selected papers from STOC 2010 (completed).
Guest Co-editor, special issue of Theory of Computing Systems (2004) for selected papers from SPAA 2004 (completed).
Guest Co-editor, special issue of JCSS (2004) for selected papers from STOC 2003 (completed).
Links: My links are here.
Contact: Room 4164, Iribe Center
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Maryland at College Park
College Park, MD 20742, USA

Phone: 301-405-2695, Fax: 301-405-6707
E-mail: srin AT cs DOT umd DOT edu