Arun Ganesh


643 Soda Hall

(I'm currently in charge of keeping the theory group website up to date, feel free to email me if you spot an error or something out-of-date.)


I am a third-year graduate student in the Theory Group at UC Berkeley, where I am fortunate to be advised by Satish Rao. I am currently working on projects in algorithms under uncertainty, approximation algorithms, and phylogenetic reconstruction. Prior to joining Berkeley, I got my BS in Computer Science at Duke University, where I was graciously supervised by Debmalya Panigrahi.

For Summer 2019 I had the pleasure of interning at Google Brain with Kunal Talwar.



I greatly enjoy teaching computer science, and especially computer science theory. A list of courses I've been a teaching assistant for:


In Summer 2018, I organized a theory reading group at Berkeley. You can find a list of papers/other information here.

I blog about (rarely serious) topics of interest to me here.