Venkat Chandrasekaran – Biography

Venkat Chandrasekaran is a Professor at Caltech in Computing and Mathematical Sciences and in Electrical Engineering. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT (2011), and he received undergraduate degrees in Mathematics as well as in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University (2005). He was awarded the Jin-Au Kong Dissertation Prize for the best doctoral thesis in Electrical Engineering at MIT (2012), the Young Researcher Prize in Continuous Optimization (at the 4th International Conference on Continuous Optimization of the Mathematical Optimization Society, 2013), the Sloan Research Fellowship in Mathematics (2016), and the INFORMS Optimization Society Prize for Young Researchers (2016). He is currently serving on the editorial boards of the Annals of Statistics, the SIAM Journal on the Mathematics of Data Science, and the SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry. His research interests lie in mathematical optimization and its interface with topics in the information sciences