Venkat Chandrasekaran
Venkat Chandrasekaran
Kiyo and Eiko Tomiyasu Professor
Computing and Mathematical Sciences & Electrical Engineering
Division of Engineering and Applied Science
California Institute of Technology
Email: alpha@beta.edu, alpha = venkatc, beta = caltech
Research Interests
I am an applied mathematician with research interests broadly in optimization and the information sciences. Specific areas of focus include convex optimization, statistical inference, inverse problems, graphs and combinatorial optimization, applied algebra and geometry, and approximation theory. My research group studies the mathematical foundations of these topics to develop principled methods for applications in science and engineering.
A full list of publications can be found here.
Research Group
Current members
Alumni

Oscar Leong (Von Karman instructor, 202124); Assistant Professor, UCLA

Eliza O'Reilly (Postdoc, 201923); Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Mateo Diaz (Postdoc, 202123); Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Riley Murray (Ph.D. 2021); Staff Scientist, Sandia National Laboratory

Armeen Taeb (Ph.D. 2019); Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Utkan Candogan (Ph.D. 2019); Applied Scientist, Uber

Yong Sheng Soh (Ph.D. 2018); Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore

Quentin Berthet (Postdoc, 201415); Research Scientist, Google
Teaching

Mathematical Optimization [Winter 2014, Fall 20142023]

Mathematics of Electrical Engineering [Fall 2020, 2022]

Great Ideas in Data Science [Fall 2023]

Topics in Optimization [Spring 2013, Spring 2016, Fall 2019]

Statistical Inference [Spring 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2017, Fall 2018]
Bio (thirdperson)
Venkat Chandrasekaran is on the faculty at Caltech, where he is Tomiyasu Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and of Electrical Engineering. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT (2011) and undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University (2005). He has received several awards including the JinAu Kong Prize for his dissertation in Electrical Engineering at MIT (2012), the Sloan Research Fellowship in Mathematics (2016), and the INFORMS Optimization Society Prize for Young Researchers (2016). His research interests lie in optimization and the information sciences.
Contact
Mail: 1200 E. California Blvd., Mail Code 30516, Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: (626) 3956568
Office: Annenberg 300
Last updated: June 2024