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My name is Ali Vakilian. I am a PhD student in theory group, CSAIL, at MIT and I am fortunate to have Piotr Indyk and Erik Demaine as my advisors.

I got my master's degree in Computer Science from UIUC in 2013. During my master's studies at UIUC, I worked on combinatorial optimization and approximation algorithm design with Chandra Chekuri.

I received my bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2011.

CV [Last update: October 2017]

Research Interests:
  • Streaming/Sketching and Online Algorithms
  • Approximation Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimization
  • Graph Theory and Combinatorics