Venkat Chandrasekaran is an Assistant Professor at
Caltech in Computing and Mathematical Sciences and in Electrical
Engineering. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science in June 2011 from MIT, and he received a B.A.
in Mathematics as well as a B.S. in Electrical and Computer
Engineering in May 2005 from Rice University. He was awarded
the Jin-Au Kong Dissertation Prize for the best doctoral thesis in
Electrical Engineering at MIT (2012), the Best Paper Prize for
Young Researchers in Continuous Optimization (at the 4th ICCOPT of
the Mathematical Optimization Society, 2013), the Okawa Research
Grant in Information and Telecommunications (2013), the NSF CAREER
award (2014), the AFOSR Young Investigator award (2016), the Sloan
Research Fellowship in Mathematics (2016), and the INFORMS
Optimization Society Prize for Young Researchers (2016). His
research interests lie in mathematical optimization and its
applications in the information sciences.