Maryam Aliakbarpour

Michael B. Yuen and Sandra A. Tsai Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Rice University
Research Fellow at Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Email: maryama [at] rice [dot] edu
Office: Duncan Hall 3098
Address: 6100 Main St, MS-132, Houston, TX 77005

Available positions

Prospective PhD students: I am looking for strong PhD students. Students interested in working with me can email me and apply to our PhD program.

Rice undergrad students Please send me your CV and transcript, and indicate your coursework experience related to algorithms (e.g., COMP 182, COMP 382), mathematics, and probability.

High school students: Unfortunately, I do not have any research projects suitable for high school students. However, Rice University offers several programs tailored for high school students. For more information, please visit their webpage.

About Me

I am a Michael B. Yuen and Sandra A. Tsai Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Rice University.

Prior to joining Rice, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher jointly at Boston University and Northeastern University, where I had the privilege of working with Prof. Adam Smith and Prof. Jonathan Ullman. Before that, I was a postdoctoral research associate at UMass Amherst, under the very valuable mentorship of Prof. Andrew McGregor. In Fall 2020, I had the opportunity to participate as a visiting participant in the Probability, Geometry, and Computation in High Dimensions Program at the prestigious Simons Institute at Berkeley.

I receive my Ph.D. and M.S. from MIT, where I had the privilege of being advised by Prof. Ronitt Rubinfeld. Before my time at MIT, I pursued my undergraduate studies at Sharif University of Technology, where I earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering (Software).

I am very passionate about theoretical questions in theoretical computer science and statistical learning theory. These days, I am working on algorithm with computational constraints and differential privacy.