Nitin Saxena

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Nitin Saxena
Born (1981-05-03) 3 May 1981 (age 33)
Allahabad, India
Nationality Indian
Fields Mathematics
Theoretical computer science
Institutions

CWI Amsterdam University of Bonn

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Alma mater Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Doctoral advisor Manindra Agrawal
Notable awards 2006 Gödel Prize
2006 Fulkerson Prize

Nitin Saxena (Hindi: नितिन सक्सेना) (born 3 May 1981[1]) is an Indian scientist, active in the fields of mathematics and theoretical computer science. His research focuses on topics in computational complexity, especially algebraic approaches.

He, along with Manindra Agrawal and Neeraj Kayal proposed the AKS Primality Test in 2002, for which the trio received the Gödel Prize in 2006. This research remarkably came out as a part of his undergraduate study.

In 2006 he received his PhD from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. The Dissertation is titled "Morphisms of Rings and Applications to Complexity".[2] He also graduated with his B.Tech from the same institute in 2002. He is also an alumnus of Boys' High School And College, Allahabad.

He was given the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, for his work in computational complexity theory. He was appointed at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) starting as a postdoc researcher from September 1, 2006.[3] He was a Bonn Junior Fellow at the University of Bonn from Summer 2008 onwards.[1] He joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kanpur in April 2013.[4]

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