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Akshar Varma is a PhD student in the theoretical computer science program at Northeastern University, advised by Professor Ravi Sundaram. Akshar’s research is focused on improving the understanding of the theoretical aspects of problems that arise in Computer Science. Prior to joining CCIS, Akshar earned his Bachelor’s in Technology degree from Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology.
- B. Tech, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology – India
- Hometown: India
- Field of Study: Theoretical Computer Science
- PhD Advisor: Ravi Sundaram
What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?
I have been exploring a few research problems and have been taking courses to help tackle those problems better.
What are your research interests?
I am interested in improving the understanding of the theoretical aspects of problems that arise in Computer Science.
What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?
To me, there can never be “the one problem to solve”, there will always be the next one.
What aspect of what you do is most interesting?
I’m interested by the interplay between theory and practice, specifically how each influences and improves the other.
What are your research or career goals, going forward?
I would like to continue to improve my understanding of theoretical computer science and someday be able to help others understand it better.