goutham

Email: goutham [at] uchicago [dot] edu

Contact:
Goutham Rajendran
JCL 287
5730 S Ellis Ave
John Crerar Library
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Hi, I'm Goutham Rajendran.

I am a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Chicago, fortunate to be advised by Madhur Tulsiani and Aaron Potechin. My research explores limitations of the Sum-of-Squares hierarchy, one of the most powerful techniques in optimization. Recently, I've also been interested in causal inference, a component of machine learning that attempts to uncover causal relationships among variables, from observed data.

Prior to joining UChicago in Fall 2016, I did my Bachelor's at Chennai Mathematical Institute.

Publications

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Fun stuff

I used to do a lot of competitive programming. My handle is xorfire: Codeforces, Topcoder, Codechef.

In another life, I would have been a professional footballer (read: soccer) but in this one, my career has been plagued with injuries :)

I avidly play and watch football, especially Futbol Club Barcelona games. More recently, I have been quite interested in the NBA.

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