Siamak Tazari

Email: "id (see URL of this page)" at mit dot edu

Work number: (+1) 617-258-5791

Fax number: (+1) 617-258-8682

Mailing address:
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
32 Vassar Street, 32-G578
Cambridge, MA 02139

I am a postdoc in the theory of computation group at MIT working with Erik Demaine. I obtained my PhD in computer science from Humboldt-Universitšt zu Berlin in August 2010, supervised by Martin Grohe.

My main research interests are:

  • Algorithmic graph structure theory, esp. planar graphs, graphs on surfaces, and graph minors
  • Graph algorithms, esp. network design and approximation schemes
  • Parameterized complexity theory, esp. in connection with logic
  • Algorithmic game theory
  • Implementation and engineering of theoretical algorithms
See my publications page for further details and previous projects.

I have also been continuosly involved in teaching ever since my first undergraduate year.

I am co-teaching 6.889 Algorithms for Planar Graphs and Beyond at MIT this term!

The lectures are being video taped and are available online.

In particular, I have given the following lectures: L05, L06, L07, L09, L10, L16, L17, L22, L24.

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