Pritish Kamath

That's me 

Pritish Kamath
Graduate Student
TOC @ SEAS, Harvard


Office: 32-G596, Stata Center
Email: mathrm{}

I co-organize the A&C Seminar at MIT. Please contact me if you want to give a talk!

Brief Biography

I am a third year graduate student at MIT. I am very fortunate to be advised by Prof. Madhu Sudan and Prof. Ronitt Rubinfeld. I also occasionally visit the Theory CS group at Harvard. I am generally enthusiastic about Theoretical Computer Science and Mathematics, and am particularly interested in Complexity Theory, Coding Theory and Applied Probability.

Before coming to MIT, I graduated from IIT Bombay with a B. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering in 2012. After that, I spent a year at Microsoft Research India as a Research Assistant, where I had a great experience working under the guidance of Neeraj Kayal in the area of Arithmetic Complexity.


You can find my (rather outdated) resume here.

Favourite Quotes

  • ‘‘The determinant of this conjecture will be permanently famous’’ - Neeraj Kayal (on the Determinant vs. Permanent conjecture)

  • ‘‘How difficult could it be to find hay in a haystack?’’ - Howard Karloff (Chap. 21, Pseudorandom constructions: expanders and extractors, Arora-Barak)

  • ‘‘The hardness lies within…’’ - my own :P (refers to my long standing ambition of proving unconditional explicit hardness results)