Nikhil S. Mande

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Algorithms and Complexity Group at CWI. I am hosted by Ronald de Wolf and am funded through this project. Before this, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Computer Science at Georgetown University, where I was hosted by Justin Thaler.

Before that, I was a research scholar in the School of Technology and Computer Science at TIFR Mumbai, where Arkadev Chattopadhyay was my advisor. A bio (last updated September 2021) can be found here.


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2018 from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
  • M.Sc. in Applications of Mathematics (with a specialization in Computational Mathematics) in 2013 from Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai
  • B.Math. (Hons.) in 2010 from Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore

    Research interests

    I am broadly interested in the area of computational complexity theory. More specifically, I have an interest in approximation theory, communication complexity, quantum computing, Boolean circuit complexity, and the connections between them.

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    Email: nikhil DOT s DOT mande AT gmail DOT com


    Google Scholar.
    ECCC Fixes, an amazing extension by Suhail Sherif that opens ECCC PDF's in browser rather than downloading them, and also handles a bug in the report submission process. Also available for Firefox.
    Google scholar links of my mother, my father.
    Fun fact: All three of us have an Erdős number of 3 (under a liberal definition of Erdős number).
    I no longer maintain my old website.