Kamesh Munagala is Professor of Computer Science at Duke University. He obtained his Ph.D. (2003) and M.S. (2002) in Computer Science from Stanford University, and B.Tech. (1998) in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay. He subsequently spent a year as a postdoc in Biochemistry at Stanford before joining Duke CS in 2004.
He is broadly interested in algorithm design and discrete optimization. His work is both methodological, encompassing approximation and online algorithms, algorithmic fairness, and algorithmic game theory, as well as applied to domains such as e-commerce, databases, data analysis, and networks. He is also interested in developing models and platforms for online social systems.
He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist (2019); a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2008) and the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2009); and co-author on the best papers at the WINE 2018 and WWW 2009 conferences. He was a Visiting Research Professor at Twitter in 2012, served as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Duke CS department from 2012 to 2015, and as its Associate Chair from 2020 to 2023.