Sepehr Assadi

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University

Email: firstname (dot) lastname (at) rutgers (dot) edu
Office: CoRE 310

I am an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Rutgers University and part of the Theory of Computing Group. Prior to that, I spent a wonderful year as a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University supported by the Simons Algorithms and Geometry Collaboration. I received my PhD from the department of Computer & Information Science at University of Pennsylvania and was extremely fortunate to have Sanjeev Khanna as my advisor. I got my B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran.

My research has been generously supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) (Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award: CCF-2047061) and a gift from Google Research (Research Scholar Program).

Research Interests: My primary research interest is in theoretical foundations of big data analysis. This in particular includes sublinear algorithms and lower bounds in various models of computation for processing massive datasets such as streaming, distributed communication, massively parallel computation, and sublinear time algorithms. More broadly, I am also interested in algorithmic graph theory, communication complexity, online algorithms, and algorithmic game theory.

Personal: My better half, Mina Tahmasbi Arashloo, does networking at Cornell University.

Prospective Students: I am not actively looking for PhD students at the moment; however, if you are a highly motivated student with a strong background in theoretical computer science and mathematics, and if you are interested in working with me, apply to our PhD Program and mention my name in your application.


Professional Activities


I am very fortunate to be working with the following amazing students and postdocs:


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