Siddharth Gupta passed his doctoral defense today! Sid has been a student here at UC Irvine, jointly supervised by Mike Goodrich and myself, after earning a master’s degree in mathematics four years ago from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Goa Campus.

I’ve already posted here about my joint research with Sid on modeling real-world road networks and drawing clustered graphs. He also has a publication with Goodrich and Manny Torres on reconstructing the evolution of road networks, a paper from his master’s program on connected component labeling, and not-yet-published research on clustered planarity and on distance oracles for graphs. As I understand it his next step is to move to Israel, where he has accepted an offer to be a Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholar at Ben-Gurion University, continuing his research on fixed-parameter tractability of graph algorithms.

Congratulations, Sid!