Mandar Juvekar

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This is the homepage of Mandar Juvekar. I am a first-year computer science PhD student at Boston University originally from Pune, India. I recently completed my bachelors in computer science and mathematics at the University of Rochester with a minor in music.

My academic interests: I am interested in fundamental questions about computing, irrespective of any particular computer. Some of the questions that fascinate me are: What problems are fundamentally impossible for computers to solve efficiently? Can we find structure in such problems? How useful and/or necessary is randomness for computation? Do the answers to any of these questions change for quantum computers? Can we use the answers to such questions for societal good (e.g. through hard-to-break encryption, or using complexity to protect elections)?
Other things I enjoy: Playing music (on a piano), listening to music, recording and producing music; making and drinking coffee; teaching; riding bikes; playing tennis; reading and thinking about legal opinions.