Student Spotlight: Keertana Chidambaram
September 12, 2022
Meet Keertana Chidambaram
Incoming PhD student
WHERE I LIVED PRIOR TO STANFORD
University of Chicago
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
DEGREES & MAJORS
Master's, Computational Social Science
Bachelor's, Mechanical Engineering
Academic and work experience
During my master’s degree, I took courses in operations research, computer science, and economics. Thanks to this interdisciplinary training, I became very interested in theoretical CS, particularly algorithms and its intersection with economics. I worked on research in these areas both as a graduate student at the University of Chicago and as a visiting researcher at Northwestern University.
Impact I hope to have in my field and the world
I hope to contribute to the theoretical understanding of algorithms that have interesting applications in the real world.
Interests and hobbies
I cook, lift weights, and play board games in my spare time.