About Me

Hi, I’m Naren. I’m a PhD student at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, a philanthropically endowed CS research institution located on the University of Chicago campus with close ties to UChicago computer science. I’m fortunate to be advised by Avrim Blum and Yury Makarychev. As of Fall 2021, I am generously supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

I’m generally interested in problems in which the input is restricted or misleading. To this end, I’ve thought about adversarial robustness in machine learning, streaming/sketching algorithms, and problems in query models of computation.

I graduated with my BS from the UT Austin computer science department in 2018. I spent the following year interning at several companies in New York and the Bay Area.

For Fun

I’ve been keeping track of every flight I’ve taken since 2016.

I play exceedingly amateurish chess.

I’m trying to learn to take nice pictures; find some of my favorites on Unsplash.