Nisheeth Vishnoi


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A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of Computer Science
Room / Office: Room 227
Office Address:
10 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 208285
New Haven, CT 06520
  • Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology 
  • B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay


My research spans several areas of theoretical computer science: from approximability of NP-hard problems, to combinatorial, convex and non-convex optimization, to tackling algorithmic questions involving dynamical systems, stochastic processes, and polynomials.

I am also broadly interested in understanding and addressing some of the key questions that arise in nature and society from the viewpoint of theoretical computer science. Here, my current focus is on natural algorithms, emergence of intelligence, and questions at the interface of AI, Ethics, and Society.

Selected Awards & Honors:

  • Best Technical Paper Award at ACM FAT* (2019)
  • Invited Paper in Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science (2017)
  • IIT Bombay Young Alumni Achievers Award (2016)
  • Indian National Science Academy Young Scientist Medal (2011)
  • IBM Research Pat Goldberg Memorial Award for 2005 (2006)
  • Best Paper Award at IEEE Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS) (2005)

Selected Publications: