Biography

Sharma Thankachan received a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Calicut, India, in 2006 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Louisiana State University in 2014. After over two years of postdoctoral experience at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Waterloo, Canada, he joined the University of Central Florida, Orlando, as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science in 2017. In 2022, he moved to North Carolina State University as an Associate Professor of Computer Science. He is primarily interested in String Algorithms, Compressed Data Structures, and their applications in areas like Computational Biology.

Several fully-funded Ph.D. positions are available. Please get in touch via email for details.

Research Areas

  • Algorithms and Theory of Computation

Education

PhD (2014) Louisiana State University, USA
B.Tech (2006) National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India
 

CSC Fall Courses

  • CSC 791-341 LEC Advncd Topics CSC - Algorithms on Strings   MW 10:15am-11:30am   Room: Hybrid - Online and In-Person

Awards

  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Development Award - 2022

Publications

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