Janardhan KulkarniHi! I got my Ph.D. from the department of Computer Science at Duke University. My adviser was (is) Kamesh Munagala. I am joining MSR, Redmond in July. I am interested in the design of algorithms with provable performance guarantees. In particular, I study resource allocation and scheduling problems, with constraints on fairness, energy minimization, strategyproofness, that arise in large scale distributed data centers. My research involves using concepts and techniques from the fields of approximation algorithms, online algorithms and game theory. I am also broadly interested in the intersection of online algorithms and online learning theory. If you want to know more about my work, please take a look at these slides, and the abstract or the introduction of my thesis.
Contact: kulkarni at cs dot duke dot edu
Here is my CV.
Read my thesis The Design of Scheduling Algorithms Using Game Theoretic Ideas. It won the Duke Best Thesis Award 2015.