Nikhil Bansal has joined the Computer Science and Engineering Division at the University of Michigan as the first Patrick C. Fischer Professor of Theoretical Computer Science, beginning Fall 2021.
Most recently, Bansal has been a researcher at CWI, Amsterdam and a professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology. His research focuses on the design and analysis of algorithms, and he has worked in related areas such as discrete mathematics, machine learning, combinatorial optimization, and complexity. He has received several best paper awards for his work, and has seven US patents. Currently, he is on the editorial boards of Journal of the ACM and Theory of Computing.
- Analysis and TCS: New Frontiers, Summer 2023. Visiting Scientist, Program Organizer and Workshop Organizer.
- Bridging Continuous and Discrete Optimization, Fall 2017. Visiting Scientist, Program Organizer and Workshop Organizer.
- Algorithms and Uncertainty, Fall 2016. Chancellor's Professor and Workshop Organizer.
- Fine-Grained Complexity and Algorithm Design, Fall 2015. Visiting Scientist.