|Alma mater||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Awards||Fellow of ACM (2015)|
|Institutions||Indian Institute of Technology Delhi|
Georgia Institute of Technology
|Doctoral advisor||Avrim Blum|
Santosh Vempala (born 18 October 1971) is a prominent computer scientist. He is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His main work has been in the area of Theoretical Computer Science.
His main work has been in the area of theoretical computer science, with particular activity in the fields of algorithms, randomized algorithms, computational geometry, and computational learning theory, including the authorship of books on random projection and spectral methods.
In 2008, he co-founded the Computing for Good (C4G) program at Georgia Tech.
Honors and awards
Vempala has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Sloan Fellowship, and being listed in Georgia Trend's 40 under 40. He was named Fellow of ACM "For contributions to algorithms for convex sets and probability distributions" in 2015.
- S. Vempala, ``The Random Projection Method", American Mathematical Society, 2004.
- R. Kannan and S. Vempala,``Spectral Algorithms, Now Publishers Inc., 2009.
- Santosh Vempala at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
- Computing for Good Archived 2012-11-01 at the Wayback Machine
- "Georgia Trend 40 Under 40," Georgia Trend Magazine, October 2010
- "ACM Fellows Named for Computing Innovations that Are Advancing Technology in the Digital Age". ACM. 8 December 2015. Archived from the original on 9 December 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2015.