Devavrat ShahDirector, Statistics and Data Science Center (IDSS), Professor, Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Operations Research Center (ORC) at MIT
As a professor in the department of electrical engineering and computer science, Dr. Shah’s current research is on the theory of large complex networks, which includes network algorithms, stochastic networks, network information theory and large-scale statistical inference. He is a member of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) and Operations Research Center (ORC), and the Director of the newly formed Statistics and Data Science Center in IDSS.
Dr. Shah received his Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, in 1999. He received the Presidents of India Gold Medal, awarded to the best graduating student across all engineering disciplines. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. His doctoral thesis won the George B. Dantzig award from INFORMS for best dissertation in 2005. After spending a year between Stanford, Berkeley and MSRI, he started teaching at MIT in 2005. In 2013, he co-founded Celect, Inc. to commercialize his research at MIT.