I'm a graduate student in the Computer Science department at MIT. I've been in the Theory of Computation group at CSAIL since Fall 2014. I am fortunate to be advised by Costis Daskalakis . My interests lie in statistical learning theory, property testing, and algorithmic game theory. Before MIT, I spent 4 years at IIT Bombay from where I graduated with a B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering.
To contact me, you can email: nishanthd@csail.mit.edu. My office is MIT CSAIL 32-G628.


  1. Concentration of Multilinear Functions of the Ising Model with Applications to Network Data with Constantinos Daskalakis and Gautam Kamath, in the 31st Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2017).
    arXiv, Video
  2. Testing Ising Models with Constantinos Daskalakis and Gautam Kamath,
    in the Proceedings of the 29th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA 2018).
    Featured in: Property Testing Review
  3. Testing Markov Chains: Application to Riffle Shuffle with Constantinos Daskalakis and Nick Gravin.
  4. Tight Hardness Results for Maximum Weight Rectangles with Arturs Backurs and Christos Tzamos.
    in the 43rd International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP 2016).
  5. Effect of Strategic Grading and Early Offers in Matching Markets with Hedyeh Beyhaghi and Éva Tardos.
    brief announcement in SAGT 2015.
  6. Can Credit Increase Revenue? with Éva Tardos.
    in the 9th ACM international conference on Web and Internet Economics (WINE 2013).