Nikhil Bansal

Professor
Department
of Mathematics and Computer Science
Eindhoven University of Technology.
  

I am also affiliated with Networks and Optimization Group at CWI, Amsterdam

 

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Brief Bio  and CV

Research interests:  Theoretical computer science with emphasis on design and analysis of algorithms for discrete optimization problems.
I also dabble in related areas such as discrete math, complexity theory, machine learning and probability.

Publications (DBLP, Google Scholar)

Current Advisees:

Phd: Bouke Cloostermans, Marek Elias, Shashwat Garg, Greg Koumoutsous

Postdoc:  William Seeun Umboh

 

Teaching:

Advanced Semidefinite Programming (Spring 2017)
Algorithms and Uncertainty: Fall 2016  (at UC Berkeley)

Graphs and Algorithms (2MMD30):  Sp2016
Approximation Algorithms (2WO07)
Freshman Linear Algebra

Seminars:  Hierarchies Reading Group,  Eindhoven Discrete Math Seminar

Service:

Editorial Boards:  
SIAM  Journal on Computing
Mathematics of  Operations Research
SIAM Journal of Discrete Mathematics

Recent Program Committees: IPCO 2017, WAOA2016, ITCS 2016, ESA 2015 (chair),  STOC 2014FOCS 2014, ICALP 2014

 

Workshop Organization:

Semester on Bridging Continuous and Discrete Optimization, Fall 2017 at UC Berkeley

Optimization and Decision-Making Under Uncertainty, Oct 2016, UC Berkeley

Relaxation Workshop, Nov 2016, HIM, Bonn

Scheduling under Uncertainty, June 2015, Eindhoven

Stochastic Activity Month: Probability and Combinatorics, Jan 2014, Eindoven

4th SDP Days, March 2013, CWI Amsterdam