Dr. Prateek Bhakta

Assistant Professor of Computer Science



"Sampling Weighted Perfect Matchings on the Square-Octagon Lattice." Prateek Bhakta, Dana Randall, Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics 2016.

"Sampling Integer Partitions with Biased Markov Chains." Prateek Bhakta, Ben Cousins, Matthew Fahrbach, Dana Randall, accepted: ACM Symposium on the Theory of Computing 2016


"Clustering and Mixing Times for Segregation Models on Z2." Prateek Bhakta, Sarah Miracle, Dana Randall, Symposium on Discrete Algorithms 2014.

Additional Publications

"Mixing Times of Markov Chains for Self-Organizing Lists and Biased Permutations." Prateek Bhakta, Sarah Miracle, Dana Randall, Amanda Pascoe Strieb, Symposium on Discrete Algorithms 2013.


Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology 2016
Algorithms, Combinatorics, Optimization

Contact Information

224 Jepson Hall
(804) 662-3062

Areas of Expertise

Theoretical Computer Science
Randomized Algorithms
Stochastic Processes
Markov Chains
Statistical Physics
Recommendation Algorithms