Nisheeth Vishnoi

Professor, Yale University
Nisheeth Vishnoi is the A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of Computer Science and a co-founder of the Computation and Society Initiative at Yale University. He studies the foundations of computation, and his research spans several areas of theoretical computer science, optimization, and machine learning. He is also interested in understanding nature and society from a computational viewpoint. Here, his current focus includes studying entropy, the emergence of intelligent behavior, and ethical problems at the interface of artificial intelligence and society. Professor Vishnoi was the recipient of the Best Paper Award at IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science in 2005, the IBM Research Pat Goldberg Memorial Award in 2006, the Indian National Science Academy Young Scientist Award in 2011, the IIT Bombay Young Alumni Achievers Award in 2016, and the Best Paper award at ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in 2019. He was named an ACM Fellow in 2019. His most recent book Algorithms for Convex Optimization was published by Cambridge University Press.

Program Visits

Geometric Methods in Optimization and Sampling, Fall 2021, Visiting Scientist and Program Organizer
Foundations of Deep Learning, Summer 2019, Visiting Scientist
Geometry of Polynomials, Spring 2019, Visiting Scientist
Bridging Continuous and Discrete Optimization, Fall 2017, Visiting Scientist
Algorithmic Spectral Graph Theory, Fall 2014, Visiting Scientist
Evolutionary Biology and the Theory of Computing, Spring 2014, Visiting Scientist
Theoretical Computer Science, Optimization, Sampling, Fairness, Privacy, Natural Algorithms