Neeraj Kumar
PhD Candidate at University of California, Santa Barbara
neeraj [at]

Currently, I am a PhD student at University of California, Santa Barbara working with Prof. Subhash Suri. My research interests lie in algorithms and complexity, specifically in problems involving graphs and/or geometry. Prior to joining UCSB, I spent two amazing years at School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo (Link to Master's thesis).

In past (2010-13), I have worked as a software Engineer at Emulation Division of Mentor Graphics. In distant past (2010), I had recieved my bachelors degree in Computer Science from IIT(BHU), Varanasi.

  1. Shortest Paths in the Plane with Obstacle Violations [ Paper | Slides ]

    John Hershberger, Neeraj Kumar and Subhash Suri, In European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA), 2017 , Vienna, Austria, Sept 4-8, 2017.

  2. Counting Convex k-gons in an Arrangement of Line Segments [ Paper | Slides ]

    Martin Fink, Neeraj Kumar and Subhash Suri, In 28th Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (CCCG '16), Vancouver, Canada, Aug 3-5, 2016.  

Here is a link to my profile on Google Scholar.

I am also the lead TA of the UCSB CS department for the 2017-18 academic year and co-organizing theory meetups. Send me an email if you have questions relating to either of them. Some more information on my past projects (and papers) can be found here.

Please also have a look at some linux tips I have compiled, or deviate a bit to see this.