exml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"> NISHEETH K. VISHNOI
 

NISHEETH K. VISHNOI

 
 


AFFILIATIONS

    CURRENT      A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of Computer Science, Yale

    ADJUNT      IIT Goa

    PAST           IIT Bombay    Georgia Tech    IBM Research    UC Berkeley
                     CNRS    Microsoft Research    Simons Inst.   EPFL    IIT Delhi
                     IIT Kanpur    ICTS Bangalore


RESEARCH

My research spans foundations of computer science, machine learning, and optimization: from approximability of NP-hard problems, to combinatorial, convex and non-convex optimization and sampling, to min-max optimization, to tackling algorithmic questions involving dynamical systems, stochastic processes and manifolds.

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 nature-inspired algorithms and fairness in algorithmic decision making.

At Yale, I co-founded the Computation and Society Initiative.

My Curriculum Vitae


OPEN POSITIONS

Several open positions Ph.D./Postdoc positions in theoretical computer science, machine learning, optimization, and algorithmic fairness are available. Please get in touch directly if you would be interested.


PUBLICATIONS

    ALL PAPERS


RESEARCH ON ALGORITHMIC BIAS

    Controlling Bias in AI

BOOKS and SURVEYS

      Algorithms for Convex Optimization
      Lx=b
      Geodesic Convex Optimization
      Faster Algorithms via Approximation Theory  
      Real Stable Polynomials and their Applications to TCS
      Evolution


BLOGS

    Computation and Society

    Algorithms, Nature, and Society

    Off the Convex Path


RECENT SERVICE and HONORS

       PC Chair, FOCS 2021

       Co-organizer of Simons Semester on Geometric Methods for Optimization and Sampling, Fall 2021

       PC of India Science Festival, 2020-2021

       Elected Fellow of ACM, 2019

       Best Technical Paper Award at ACM FAT*, 2019

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MEDIA and OUTREACH

       Times of India interview on AI and bias.

       PBS Nova article on our work on reducing polarization

       Panelist in ICRC/IIT Delhi Initiative on Humanitarian Policy and Technology, 2019

       Round Table on the Governance of Decision Making Algorithms, IRGC, 2018

       Round Table on AI and Global Health at Wilton Park, 2018

       Our voting framework to be used in Valais elections, 2018

       Panelist in the Responsible Finance and Investment Summit, 2018

       Philanthropy Impact Roundtable on AI, 2018

       A demo of our algorithms to control bias in AI (work in progress)

       On our work on controlling polarization [video]

       On our algorithms to control bias

       An interview on Artificial Intelligence

       An interview on Algorithmic Bias

       A journalist's report of the workshop Computation, Science and Society that I co-organized


CONTACT

    EMAIL    nisheeth (dot) vishnoi (@) gmail (dot)  com  

    TWITTER