"The purpose of computation is insight, not numbers."      - R. Hamming

Pranav Bisht

I am a PhD student in the department of Computer Science & Engineering at IIT Kanpur. I am working in the area of Algebraic Complexity Theory under the guidance of Professor Nitin Saxena. I am currently invested in research of the Polynomial Identity Testing (PIT) problem. I am also looking for interesting problems/collaborations in the broad areas of Algebraic complexity, Pseudorandomness & Derandomization, Lower bounds in Algebraic models, Computational Number Theory & Algebra.


  • B.E. in IT (Information Technology) from PEC (Punjab Engineering College), 2011-15.
  • MTech in CSE (Computer Science & Engineering) from IIT Kanpur, 2015-2017.
  • PhD in CSE from IIT Kanpur, 2017- (ongoing).

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Lab: RM-404, Dept. of CSE, IIT Kanpur
Email: pbisht AT cse.iitk.ac.in
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  • Poly-time blackbox identity testing for sum of log-variate constant-width ROABPs
    with Nitin Saxena.
    submitted, 2020. [pdf] [slides] [webinar]
  • High-Level Support Activities of Simulation Laboratory E&A Particles
    with G. Poghosyan, S. Sharma, A. Kaur, V. Jindal, A. Streit, M. Bejger, A. Królak, T. Klaehn, S. Typel, J. Oehlschläger, T. Pierog, R. Engel.
    High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering , 2014. [pdf]

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