Sampath K. Kannan

Henry Salvatori Professor and Chair
Computer and Information Science (CIS)

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Honors and Awards:  Outstanding Faculty Advising Award - 2005

Research Expertise: Algorithms and Complexity

Sampath's research spans several subfields in algorithms. In his work on massive data set algorithms, Sampath explores what can be computed efficiently, and what is not computable. He is also interested in program checking, a paradigm for ensuring the correctness of a program by observing its behavior at run-time, and in algorithmic problems in computational biology, particularly the problem of reconstructing the evolutionary history of a set of species from phenotypic and molecular sequence observations.

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