Portrait of Ravishankar Krishnaswamy

Ravishankar Krishnaswamy



I am a researcher in the Foundations group at MSR India. Prior to this, I was a Simons Postdoctoral Fellow at the Computer Science Department, Princeton University. In 2012, I completed my PhD at CMU where I was fortunate to have Anupam Gupta as my advisor. Long ago, I was an undergrad at IIT Madras.

I am broadly interested in basic problems in algorithms and optimization. I typically work in the area of approximation algorithms for graph-theoretic and clustering problems. Often, I deal with models which incorporate an element of uncertainty, such as online arrivals or stochastic inputs.

My research interests are chiefly in approximation algorithms, especially for graph-theoretic problems and clustering problems. I am also interested in models which incorporate uncertainty in the input such as online algorithms and stochastic optimization.

A more complete list of my publications is available here at my external homepage.