We are thrilled to announce that Santosh Vempala, the Frederick G. Storey Chair II in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, has been selected as a Simons Investigator for this year.
Dr. Vempala's remarkable contributions as an adjunct professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, as well as his directorship of the Algorithms and Randomness Center and ThinkTank at Georgia Tech, exemplify his dedication to advancing theoretical computer science.
The foundation has awarded him with this term, which will commence on January 1, 2024. With expertise in algorithms, randomized algorithms, computational geometry, and computational learning theory, Dr. Vempala's research has made a significant impact in the field.
A Carnegie Mellon University Ph.D. graduate under the guidance of Professor Avrim Blum, Dr. Vempala further honed his skills as a Miller Fellow at Berkeley and later served as a Professor at MIT in the Mathematics Department before joining Georgia Tech in 2006.
Throughout his career, Dr. Vempala has garnered numerous prestigious awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Sloan Fellowship, and recognition in Georgia Trend's 40 under 40.
His passion for unraveling complexity and discovering simplicity in intricate phenomena continues to fuel his remarkable achievements.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Santosh Vempala on this well-deserved recognition as an Investigator. His exceptional contributions and expertise will undoubtedly enrich the field of theoretical computer science.
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