Varun Kanade

Postdoc, UC Berkeley

Varun Kanade joined UC Berkeley as a Simons Postdoctoral Fellow in Fall 2012. He was a PhD student at Harvard University between Fall 2009 and Summer 2012, and had Leslie Valiant as his adviser. Before joining Harvard, he was a graduate student at Georgia Tech, where he worked with Adam Kalai (now at Microsoft Research). Kanade obtained a BTech at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India in 2006.  His primary research interests are in computational learning theory, including connections to biological evolution.


Program Visits

Evolutionary Biology and the Theory of Computing, Spring 2014, Visiting Scientist
Real Analysis in Computer Science, Fall 2013, Visiting Scientist