Varun Gupta studies stochastic modeling and optimization, applied probability, algorithm design and analysis, and mechanism design. He is particularly interested in modeling and optimization of resource allocation policies for multi-server and distributed systems (e.g., third party logistics, cloud infrastructure, health care) from a queueing theoretic perspective.
Gupta holds a PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. He completed his undergraduate studies in computer science and engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi where he was awarded the President's Gold Medal.
Outside of academia Gupta has corporate experience as a research intern at Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent and Microsoft Research Ltd. Additionally, during 2011-12 he was a post-doctoral researcher at Google Research, New York.