Prasad Raghavendra is an Associate Professor of electrical engineering and computer science at UC Berkeley. He received his PhD from the University of Washington, advised by Venkatesan Guruswami. Prasad was a postdoc at Microsoft Research and has taught at Georgia Tech. He is a recipient of the Michael and Sheila Held Prize from the National Academy of Sciences, the Sloan Fellowship, and Best Paper Awards at STOC 2008 and 2015. His research work focuses on optimization, computational complexity, and mathematical programming.