Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Sampath Kannan is the Henry Salvatori Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests are in the areas of Algorithmic Fairness, Combinatorial Algorithms, Program Reliability, Streaming Computation, and Computational Biology. Sampath Kannan served as Associate Dean for Academics in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Penn between 2006 and 2008 and as Division Director for the Computing and Communication Foundations Division at the National Science Foundation from 2008 to 2010. He served as Associate Director for Theoretical Computer Science at the Simons Foundation from 2010 to 2013. He was the Chair of the Computer and Information Science Department at Penn between 2013 and 2018. He is a Fellow of the ACM, and the recipient of the ACM SIGACT Distinguished Service Award. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Error-Correcting Codes: Theory and Practice, Spring 2024, Visiting Scientist
Summer Cluster: Fairness, Summer 2019, Visiting Scientist and Program Organizer
Summer Cluster: Algorithmic Fairness, Summer 2018, Visiting Scientist
Real-Time Decision Making, Spring 2018, Visiting Scientist
Evolutionary Biology and the Theory of Computing, Spring 2014, Visiting Scientist