Meet our new faculty: Barna Saha, engineering

Barna Saha, wearing read, smiles at the camera.

Name: Barna Saha
Discipline: Engineering
Degrees: Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park, 2011
Research interests: My goal is to make algorithms run fast, possibly allowing a trade-off between quality and run-time, and to understand when a speed-up is not possible. My area of research goes by the name of “fine-grained algorithm design and complexity.”
Fun fact: I co-founded an organization called Theoretical Computer Science Women to increase female participation in the theoretical computer science community. I come from a small town in India. For most of my career I did not know what opportunities and options existed for me. I would like to change that, and that is my current passion.