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Nitin Saxena (Hindi: नितिन सक्सेना) (born 3 May 1981 in Allahabad, India[1]) was an alumni of Boys' High School And Inter College, Allahabad. He is an Indian scientist, active in the fields of mathematics and theoretical computer science. His research focuses on topics in computational complexity, especially algebraic approaches.

He, along with Manindra Agrawal and Neeraj Kayal proposed the AKS Primality Test in 2002, for which the trio received the Gödel Prize in 2006. This research remarkably came out as a part of his undergraduate study.

In 2006 he received his PhD from the Computer Science Department of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. The Dissertation is titled "Morphisms of Rings and Applications to Complexity".[2] He also graduated with his B.Tech from the same institute in 2002.

He was given the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, for his work in computational complexity theory. Nitin Saxena was appointed at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) starting as a postdoc researcher from September 1, 2006.[3] Since Summer 2008 Nitin Saxena is Professor at the University of Bonn in Germany.[1]


1. ^ a b Saxena's CV at University of Bonn
2. ^ Saxena's PhD thesis
3. ^ [1]

External links

* Nitin Saxena's Homepage
* Profile of Nitin Saxena at the IIT Kanpur Alumni Association
* Kayal, Neeraj; Saxena, Nitin (2005), Polynomial Identity Testing for Depth 3 Circuits, ECCC TR05-150 .


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