Tanvi Bajpai

Hi hello!

I am currently a second year PhD student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

My area of interest is theoretical computer science (fair algorithm design, approximation algorithms) and human-computer interaction (content moderation on text- and audio-based platforms). I am currently working with Chandra Chekuri and Eshwar Chandrasekharan. As an undergraduate, I worked with Professor R. Ravi on projects relating to algorithm design for recommendation system diversification and student-question ranking problems. During the summer of 2018, I worked with Professor Samir Khuller on fair clustering algorithms.

I was formerly an undergraduate studying Computer Science and Discrete Mathematics and Logic at Carnegie Mellon University.

I grew up in Princeton Junction, New Jersey, which is around ten minutes outside of Princeton University. During high school, I had the opportunity to participate in the Program for Algorithmic and Combinatorial Thinking, which inspired my love for theory and discrete math.