Monday, June 18, 2007

Rahul Santhanam

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Rahul Santhanam will be joining the School as a Lecturer in August this year. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Computer Science Department at the University of Toronto.

Rahul graduated with a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in 1998. He obtained an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Chicago in 2001, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Chicago in 2005 under the supervision of Prof. Lance Fortnow and Prof. Janos Simon. Before taking up his current post in Toronto, he was a postdoctoral associate at Simon Fraser University, working with Prof. Valentine Kabanets.

Rahul's primary research interest is in theoretical computer science, with an emphasis on computational complexity. He is currently working on problems concerning hierarchy theorems, derandomization and circuit lower bounds.

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