👋🏽 My name is Neeldhara Misra. I am a Smt. Amba and Sri. V S Sastry Chair Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and also currently serving as the Associate Dean of the Department of External Communication at IIT Gandhinagar.

In 2007, I finished a Bachelors in Science in three majors — Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics, from Mount Carmel College (Bangalore). The Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) was one of the very few national exams that I was eligible to write at this point, and this eventually led me to graduate school — specifically an integrated PhD program — at the Institute for Mathematical Sciences (IMSc).

After graduating from IMSc in 2012, I spent the next three years at the Department of Computer Science and Automation (CSA) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

What I learned at IMSc and IISc shapes a lot of my current research interests include the interplay of structural graph theory and graph algorithms; tools and techniques in parameterized complexity; computational perspectives on combinatorial games; voting mechanisms, with a special focus on strategic behaviour; fair allocations of resources.

I am also keen on understanding means of bringing computational thinking to school education, and using visual tools and narratives for exposition in general.

Outside of work, I mostly talk too much. When I'm not rambling away, I like to read, write, doodle, listen, and tweet. I've also recently discovered, much to my own amusement, that I enjoy puzzles — despite almost never being able to figure them out!

One of the things I enjoy most about my work is the opportunities that it brings to connect with others, so in case you feel similarly and don't mind exchanging notes, please give me a heads up! At the time of this writing I'm fairly active on Twitter and trying to get better at email (, and you can find out more about me from some of the links below — I'll look forward to hearing from you 🙂


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🚧 Manim Examples

🚧 Doodles