Gautam Kamath

Office: Calvin Lab, Room 318
Cell: 657-c0mpsci (657-206-7724)
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Links to: CV (as of April 2018); Google Scholar; DBLP; arXiv; GitHub; Twitter.

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About Me

I am a Microsoft Research Fellow at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing for the Fall 2018 semester program on Foundations of Data Science and the Spring 2019 semester program on Data Privacy: Foundations and Applications. I will be joining the University of Waterloo's Cheriton School of Computer Science in July 2019. I'm mostly interested in principled tools for statistical data science, with a focus on settings which are common in settings of modern data analysis (high-dimensions, robustness, and privacy).

I completed my Ph.D. at MIT, affiliated with the Theory of Computing group in CSAIL. I was very fortunate to be advised by Costis Daskalakis.

I was hanging around UC Berkeley in Fall 2015, during the Simons Institute program on Economics and Computation.

Before MIT, I spent four wonderful years at Cornell University, graduating in May 2012 with a degree in Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. At Cornell, I was incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to work with Bobby Kleinberg.

I also spent Summer 2012 working as a Software Engineering Intern on the Platform team for Palantir Gotham, a platform developed by Palantir Technologies.

I really enjoy giving talks and communicating my work! Please don't hesitate to ask if you'd like to hear about it.


Older News


All authorships are in alphabetical order, as is customary in theoretical computer science.

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Talk Videos

Here are some videos of talks I've given.


My co-authors include: Jayadev Acharya, Christina Brandt, Bryan Cai, Clément Canonne, Constantinos Daskalakis, Anindya De, Ilias Diakonikolas, Nishanth Dikkala, Steve Hanneke, Nicole Immorlica, Adam Kalai, Daniel M. Kane, Robert Kleinberg, Jerry Li, Ankur Moitra, Audra McMillan, Vikrant Singhal, Adam Smith, Jacob Steinhardt, Alistair Stewart, Ziteng Sun, Christos Tzamos, Jonathan Ullman, John Wright, Huanyu Zhang.

Other Writings


Other Projects


Here is a collection of collections of talk videos.
I used to go by the name "G", though I now prefer Gautam. Also, my name is not Guatam Kamath, though it is commonly misspelled as such.