I'm a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, where I'm supported by an NSF GRFP fellowship. My research interests are in theoretical computer science.
In Spring 2022, I graduated with an A.B. in Computer Science and Math from Harvard (in Pforzheimer House!), where I was fortunate to work with Prof. Madhu Sudan on streaming and communication complexity. Here is my CV.
I have broad theoretical interests, including in complexity, cryptography, algorithms, and combinatorics. One general theme of interest is applications of mathematical techniques, such as algebra, Boolean Fourier analysis, or spectral methods, to answer questions about computation. My undergrad research centered on the complexity of constraint satisfaction problems, and specifically on lower bounds and algorithms in the streaming setting.
Streaming complexity of CSPs with randomly ordered constraints
Raghuvansh R. Saxena, Noah Singer, Madhu Sudan, and Santhoshini Velusamy
On sketching approximations for symmetric Boolean CSPs
Joanna Boyland, Michael Hwang, Tarun Prasad, Noah Singer, and Santhoshini Velusamy
Streaming approximation resistance of every ordering CSP
Noah Singer, Madhu Sudan, and Santhoshini Velusamy
Point-hyperplane incidence geometry and the log-rank conjecture
Noah Singer and Madhu Sudan
ACM Transactions on Computation Theory
Teaching. At Harvard, I was a teaching assistant for the following courses:
- CS 121: Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science (Fall 2021)
- CS 124: Data Structures and Algorithms (Spring 2021)
- CS 121: Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science (Fall 2020)
- CS 161: Operating Systems (Spring 2020)
- CS 121: Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science (Fall 2019)
In Summer 2022, I was a teaching assistant for the 2022 New Horizons in TCS program at TTIC.
Community. Since 2020, I have been a CS Peer Concentration Adviser and Women in CS (WiCS) mentor. In Spring 2019, I worked with Harvard's Digital Literacy Project to teach Scratch and Processing.js to Boston-area middle school students.
Work Experience. In Summer 2019, I worked as a software engineering intern at Airbnb in San Francisco on the Host Growth & Traffic team, where I built a production data pipeline to discover and manage large quantities of Google search advertising keywords targeting Airbnb hosts.
Literature. I love science fiction! My favorite short story is William Gibson's Fragments of a Hologram Rose. Some of my favorite novels are Gibson's Neuromancer, Le Guin's The Dispossessed, Jemisin's The Fifth Season, Robinson's Red Mars, and Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.
Music. I listen to a lot of music, including indie rock, electronica, and hip hop; my favorite artists include The Strokes, Ratatat, Gorillaz, and Daft Punk. I also play classical piano.
Other. I love to watch TV shows and listen to podcasts; bake and cook; play tennis and go on long walks; and watch hockey (go Caps!) and basketball.