Santosh Vempala joined the College of Computing at Georgia Tech in the fall of 2006 as a professor in the Computing Science and Systems Division. He recently spearheaded the creation of the Algorithms and Randomness Center and ThinkTank at Georgia Tech, where he served as its first director from 2006 to 2011. His research interests include algorithms, randomness and geometry. He graduated from CMU in 1997, advised by Avrim Blum, and was then at MIT until 2006, which included a year as a Miller Fellow at UC Berkeley. Vempala is a Sloan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and continues to get unreasonably excited when a phenomenon that appears complex from one perspective turns out to be simple from another.
- Geometric Methods in Optimization and Sampling, Fall 2021. Workshop Organizer.
- Foundations of Data Science, Fall 2018. Visiting Scientist, Program Organizer and Workshop Organizer.
- The Brain and Computation, Spring 2018. Visiting Scientist, Program Organizer and Workshop Organizer.
- Foundations of Machine Learning, Spring 2017. Visiting Scientist, Program Organizer and Workshop Organizer.
- Algorithmic Spectral Graph Theory, Fall 2014. Visiting Scientist.