Maryam Aliakbarpour

Michael B. Yuen and Sandra A. Tsai Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Rice University

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

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.

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.