👋🏽 My name is Neeldhara Misra. I am a faculty member with the discipline of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Gandhinagar. My 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.
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).
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 would like to exchange notes, give me a heads up! I tend to be fairly active on Twitter and am trying to get better at email — I'll look forward to hearing from you 🙂
2021 — Present
Smt. Amba and Sri. V S Sastry Chair Associate Professor
Computer Science and Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
2016 — Present
External Communications, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
2015 — 2021
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
2012 — 2015
2012. Research Associate 2013. DST-INSPIRE Fellow Computer Science & Automation Indian Institute of Science
2012. Integrated PhD, Institute for Mathematical Sciences (Theoretical Computer Science)
2007. BSc, Mount Carmel College (Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics)