Dr. Amit Kumar

(BT/ CSE/1997)

Dr.Amit Kumar is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.


Dr. Kumar did his B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1997 and subsequently went on to earn a Ph.D. degree from Cornell University in 2002. He then served as a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA from 2002-2003. He returned to India and joined IIT Delhi as faculty member in 2003. His research interests are in the fields of combinatorial optimization, approximation algorithms and online algorithms. He works extensively on problems arising in scheduling theory, clustering, and graph theoretic algorithmic problems.

Achievements and Honors

  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, 2018.
  • INSA Medal for Young Scientists from Indian National Science Academy (INSA), 2011.
  • Young Engineer Award from Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), 2006.