Varun Gupta is interested in design and optimization of resource allocation policies with applications primarily in health care, cloud computing services, and smart grids. His research includes stochastic modeling and optimization, applied probability, algorithm design and analysis, and mechanism design. He is also interested in sustainable development more broadly and in the study of influence propagation in social networks.
Gupta received his PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011. He completed his undergraduate studies in computer science and engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi in 2004, where he was awarded the President’s Gold Medal.
Gupta joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2012.