Young Alumnus Awardee 2020

Dr. Barna Saha (MT/CSE/2006)

Dr. Barna Saha is an Associate Professor at UC San Diego in CSE Deparment. She is also a Jacobs Faculty Scholar in UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering. Prior to joining UC San Diego, Dr. Saha was an Associate Professor at University of California Berkeley Department of IEOR (Industrial Engineering and Operations Research) and an Affiliate Faculty at Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing. Dr. Saha's research interests span algorithm design and analysis, discrete optimization, probability, and foundational aspects of large scale data management. She particularly enjoys to work on problems of practical importance that can lead to development of new beautiful theory.Dr.Saha's dissertation research was on developing novel algorithms and probabilistic techniques for a class of resource allocation and scheduling problems. She is the co-founder of Theoretical Computer Science Women (TCS Women) Organization and is an active proponent of diversity and equity in Engineering disciplines.

Dr. Saha received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland College Park in 2011.Before joining UC Berkeley, she was on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 2014 to 2019, and was a Research Scientist at AT&T Shannon Laboratories from 2011 to 2014. Her awards include National Science Foundations CAREER Award (2017), a Sloan Fellowship (2019), and a Presidential Early CAREER Awards for Scientists and Engineers (2019). IITK conferred upon Dr. Barna Saha the Young Alumnus Award, 2020.

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