Postdoctoral positions

I have postdoctoral openings in either graph algorithms or in the general area of algorithms under uncertainty, starting in Fall 2021. Apply here for this position. Please send me an email note after applying if you specifically want to work with me.

PhD positions

I have openings for self-motivated students in theoretical computer science with a strong background in mathematics who want to work in algorithms. If you are interested, please apply to the Duke Computer Science PhD program. You are welcome to send me an email letting me know of your application.

Undergraduate Research positions

I typically have openings for undergraduate students at Duke, both for research independent study projects and summer research projects. If you are a current Duke student with a strong background in computer science and mathematics, and are interested in algorithms, please contact me by email with a copy of your CV.

I occasionally host undergraduate students from other universities for research internships, but these are typically unfunded (or funded by an external fellowship) and few in number. So, if you an undergraduate student looking for an internship (particularly if you are from a university outside the US and are looking for a paid position), I apologize that I might not be able to respond to your email.

Current Students

Keerti Anand (4th year PhD student, jointly advised with Rong Ge)

Ruoxu Cen (1st year PhD student)

Kevin Sun (4th year PhD student)

I also often work with Xiao Hu and Hanrui Zhang.



Yu Cheng

    • Postdoc, 2017-19

    • first employment: Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Kyle Fox

    • Postdoc, 2016-17

    • first employment: Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Dallas

I also frequently worked with Sungjin Im, who is currently at University of California at Merced

Graduate Students

Samuel Haney

    • PhD, 2019

    • first employment: Tumult Labs

Nathaniel Kell

    • PhD, 2018

    • first employment: Assistant Professor, Denison University

I also frequently worked with:

Yuan Deng, who is currently at Google Research, New York

Janardhan Kulkarni, who is currently at Microsoft Research, Redmond

Undergraduate Students

Arun Ganesh

  • BS 2017, summa-cum-laude

  • Alex Vasilos Award for Excellence in Research

  • first employment: Graduate Student, University of California at Berkeley

Haofeng (Fred) Zhang

  • BS 2018, summa-cum-laude

  • first employment: Graduate Student, University of California at Berkeley

Visiting Students

Zhihao Jiang

  • Visited as undergraduate student at Tsinghua University, 2019

Seeun William Umboh

  • Visited as PhD student at University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2014

Vahid Liaghat

  • Visited as PhD student at University of Maryland at College Park, 2013

I have also advised many independent study projects, and collaborated with many students and postdocs at and outside Duke.