Shyam Narayanan

I am a fifth year Ph.D. student in MIT's Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, working in Theoretical Computer Science. I am very fortunate to be advised by Professor Piotr Indyk. I am interested in problems from a variety of areas in math and computer science, including testing and learning distributions, differential privacy, clustering, sublinear and streaming algorithms, etc. I love thinking about algorithms generally, as well as problems in probability theory, combinatorics, and number theory.

In Summer 2022, I was an intern at Microsoft Research (Algorithms Group), where I was supervised by Sepideh Mahabadi and Jakub Tarnawski. 

I also have been an intern/student researcher at Google Research, and have been supervised by Hossein Esfandiari, Vahab Mirrokni, and Peilin Zhong. I am also supported by a Google PhD Fellowship, and am hosted by Vincent Cohen-Addad and Pasin Manurangsi.

Before coming to MIT, I was an undergraduate at Harvard, where I received a Master's degree in Statistics and a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science. During my undergraduate years, I was very fortunate to be advised by Professor Jelani Nelson, Professor Joe Gallian, and Professor Barry Mazur.

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You can contact me at shyamsn "at" mit "dot" edu.