Dr. Siddhartha Visveswara Jayanti

Visiting Faculty
Google Research, USA MIT Ph.D. ’23 MIT S.M. ’20 Princeton B.S.E. ’17

Siddhartha Jayanti is a Research Scientist at Google Research and AI in the United States. His research spans distributed computing, algorithms, machine learning, security, economics and computing, and formal verification. Siddhartha earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science with a minor in Machine Learning from MIT, where he was advised by Professor Julian Shun. He received his Master of Science degree from MIT under the guidance of Professor Costis Daskalakis, and his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Princeton University, where his undergraduate thesis was advised by Professor Robert Tarjan and his research on mathematics in Sanskrit was advised by Professor Manjul Bhargava.

Siddhartha’s Ph.D. dissertation was awarded the ACM-EATCS Principles of Distributed Computing Doctoral Dissertation Award, and his Ph.D. research was funded by a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship from the United States Department of Defense. Siddhartha was also awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, and the Channels Scholarship from NSF’s Center for Science of Information. He also received the Outstanding Computer Science Senior Thesis Prize from the Princeton CS department, the Calvin Dodd Maccracken Senior Thesis Award from Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and was Runner-Up for CRA’s Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award.

While a Ph.D. student, Siddhartha served as the president of MIT Samskritam and MIT HSC (Hindu Students Council). He received a foundation in the Sanskrit language through Samskrita Bharati USA’s Samskritam As a Foreign Language (SAFL) program, after which he started writing poetry in Telugu and Sanskrit. At Princeton, he studied Sanskrit as his language elective, and also pursued academic research under the guidance of Mathematics Professor Manjul Bhargava—investigating the origins of mathematical sequences and series in ancient texts on Sanskrit prosody. Siddhartha’s Computer Science MIT Ph.D. thesis includes a chapter of novel computer science results written entirely in Telugu along with an abstract in Sanskrit. Siddhartha was honored as the Samskritam Salutatorian at the inaugural Hindu Students Council (HSC) Virtual Commencement, where he delivered a speech in Sanskrit addressing graduating students from around the world.