Jan 30, 2020 | Atlanta, GA
ARC faculty including Mohit Singh, Prasad Tetali and Santosh Vempala are involved in creating a joint Indo-US Virtual Network Center involving Georgia Tech and University of California, Berkeley from USA and TIFR, Mumbai and IISc, Bangalore from India. The center will facilitiate research on the new and exciting topic of Polynomials as an Algorithmic Paradigm. The virtual center will facilitate collaboration between the faculty and students from the involved universities as well as workshops and online seminars. The virtual center is funded by the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) .
Prasad Tetali, the lead PI on the US team remarked that "the algebra and geometry of polynomials has recently facilitated the analysis of complex problems and helped settle longstanding conjectures in algorithms, combinatorics and optimization. The full potential, particularly as an algorithmic paradigm, is yet to be realized. I am thankful for the opportunity provided by the IUSSTF grant and excited to navigate this research space, with an excellent team of computer scientists (along with their students and postdocs) from multiple top U.S. and Indian research institutions."