Sagnik Bhattacharya

সাগ্নিক ভট্টাচার্য্য

I am a first-year Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD student at the University of Maryland, College Park, advised by Prof Prakash Narayan. I am broadly interested in Information Theory and Quantum Computing. I am also interested in Boolean functions and the intersection of statistical physics, theoretical computer science and coding theory. I did my BTech in Electrical Engineering during four wonderful years at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

My CV.


I have a blog called Thoughts, Quantized, which contains posts about my research, life, music, puzzles and personal travel stories. I also sometimes write on Medium, when I think more people might be interested in the topic.


I have worked on

  • algebraic coding theory, finding bounds on the sizes of spheres in the Lee metric
  • adversarial channels, finding bounds on the amount of common randomness required to communicate in the presence of an adversary
  • quantum query complexity, finding lower bounds on the query complexity of interesting functions.

Read more here. My list of publications is available here. A list of talks I have given can be found here.


Some of my non-academic interests can be found in The Trove.

I wrote an essay about some memories and life-lessons that I accumulated in my four years at IIT Kanpur which got published by Vox Populi, the campus journalism body.


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