Aravind Srinivasan - Biography#

Aravind Srinivasan is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. He received his B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. 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 at Bell Labs.

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 115 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” (a high-quality journal that offers free access for authors and readers), Associate Editor of “Networks”, and has served on the program committees of various conferences. His papers have received Best Paper/Best Student Paper Awards at conferences in areas including algorithms, networking, and social networks.

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. He received a Data Science Research Award from Adobe, Inc. in 2017.

Srinivasan served as Vice Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on the Mathematical Foundations of Computing from 2015 to 2017. He has given plenary/keynote lectures at technical meetings worldwide. His PhD students have been placed in tenure-track positions (University of Maryland), research labs (AT&T, IBM), major corporations, U.S. Government, and as founders of startup companies.

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