Professor Amit Kumar

Professor, IIT Delhi

Areas of Interest:

Computer Science.


Algorithms, optimization, scheduling

Consultancy Areas:

Optimization, scheduling, combinatorial problems.


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Major Professional Contributions:

My research interests lie in theoretical computer science, with a particular emphasis on designing efficient algorithms for resource allocation, scheduling, network design and large scale data management problems. The goal of my research has been to design algorithms which are fundamental in nature and can have impact on how modern computer systems are designed. I have published papers in the areas of scheduling algorithms, clustering problems, network design and combinaorial optimization. .

Professional Experience:

  • Professor, IIT Delhi: Dec 2012 onwards
  • Associate Professor, IIT Delhi: Oct 2006 - Dec 2012
  • Assistant Professor, IIT Delhi: July 2003-Oct 2006
  • Member of Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey: July 2002-July 2003
  • Visiting Researcher, Microsoft Research Lab., Bangalore: July 2009-Dec 2009.


Optimization, scheduling, combinatorics.


Contact Information


Department of CSE, IIT Delhi, New Delhi 110016
Phone: 011-26591286

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  • B.Tech. : IIT Kanpur, 1997
  • Ph.D. : Cornell University, 2002


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • INSA (Indian National Science Academy) Medal for Young Scientists, 2011
  • Jaswinder and Tarwinder Chadha Chair Professor, Dec 2015-Dec, 2018.
  • Microsoft Young Faculty Fellowship, 2008-09.
  • INAE (Indian National Academy of Engineering) Young Engineer Award 2006.
  • IBM Faculty Award, 2005.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated II: Computer Engineering and Information Technology

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2006

Year of Birth: 1976