Sriram Pemmaraju


101 G McLean Hall, Department of Computer Science, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1419
319 353 2956 (voice), 319 335 3624 (fax)

Office Hours:
1:30-2:30 M, 10:30-11:30 W, 2:00-3:00 F (and by appointment).

I have a two-track research program. My primary research program is in theoretical computer science, more specifically in distributed graph algorithms. Here I am interested in trade-offs between different resources used by distributed algorithms (e.g., rounds, messages, bandwidth, network topology, randomness, initial knowledge, etc.). My research in distributed graph algorithms has interesting intersections with other areas such as approximation algorithms, combinatorial optimization, communication complexity, graph theory, information theory, and randomized algorithms.

In addition, I am part of the interdisciplinary Computational Epidemiology Group at Iowa. As part of my work with this group, I model disease-diffusion on contact networks, disease-inference and disease-mitigation problems. I design algorithmic solutions to these problems that have low-cost implementations in healthcare settings. A particular focus of our group is healthcare associated infections and we are part of the CDC funded MInD Healthcare group.

Openings for Spring and Fall 2021:
I am looking for PhD students in distributed graph algorithms and in computational epidemiology. Read on if you are interested...

Recent Publications:

See my dblp page or my google scholar page for a more complete list of my theory publications. See compEpi publications for a list of publications of the Computational Epidemiology group at Iowa.

PhD Students:

Current Teaching (Fall 2020):

Here you can find course pages of classes I have taught since 2001.

Other Recent Activities:

Graduate Programs in CS at the University of Iowa
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