In August 2014, Piyush Srivastava submitted his dissertation at UC Berkeley. Since September 2014, he has been a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for the Mathematics of Information in the department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Caltech. He is broadly interested in randomized algorithms (and especially in connections between phase transitions and the computational complexity of counting and sampling problems). His research advisor at UC Berkeley was Alistair Sinclair. Before coming to Berkeley, Srivastava did his undergraduate studies in computer science at IIT Kanpur.
- Counting Complexity and Phase Transitions, Spring 2016. Visiting Scientist.