My name is Amartya Shankha Biswas, but most people call me Shankha. I grew up in the university campus of IIT Kharagpur in India.

I am currently pursuing a PhD in Theoretical Computer Science in CSAIL at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, under the supervision of the wonderful Prof. Ronitt Rubinfeld. I also received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from MIT in 2018.

My interests broadly lie in the realm of sub-linear time algorithms, parallel/distributed models of computation, and algorithmic graph theory. I have also dabbled in computational origami and folding problems.