Ganesh Ajjanagadde

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I defended my Ph.D. thesis titled “Fourier Analysis on the Hypercube, the Coefficient Problem, and Applications” on April 15, 2020. I am now joining Snap Inc. as a security engineer.

My graduate work in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) department at MIT was supervised jointly by Prof. Gregory Wornell in the Signals, Information, and Algorithms Laboratory within the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), and Prof. Henry Cohn, a senior principal researcher at Microsoft Research, New England and an adjunct professor in the MIT Department of Mathematics.

Prior to this, I completed my undergraduate work in the EECS 6-2 program at MIT. While an undergraduate, I worked with Prof. Alan Willsky during my freshman year. I also worked with Prof. Yury Polyanskiy, with whom I completed a 'Super’ UROP.

My research during graduate school spanned a wide range of mathematical problems, grouped nicely under the heading point configurations. I thought about such questions in discrete spaces, especially Hamming space. Naturally, techniques for approaching such questions are varied, ranging over probability, combinatorics, number theory, and numerical computation.