Nikhil S. Mande

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Computer Science at Georgetown University, where I am glad to be hosted by Justin Thaler.

Before this, I was a research scholar in the School of Technology and Computer Science at TIFR Mumbai where I was fortunate to have Arkadev Chattopadhyay as my advisor. A bio (last updated January 2020) can be found here.

Update: In November 2020, I will be joining CWI as a researcher in the Algorithms and Complexity Group.


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2018 from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
  • M.Sc. in Applications of Mathematics (with a specialization in Computational Mathematics) in 2013 from Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai
  • B.Math. (Hons.) in 2010 from Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore

    Research interests

    I am broadly interested in the area of computational complexity theory. More specifically, I have an interest in approximation theory, communication complexity, Boolean circuit complexity, quantum computing, and the connections between them.

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    Phone: +1 202 651 1191
    Email: nikhil DOT mande AT georgetown DOT edu


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