Abishek Bharadwaj completed his PhD at CMI in 2019-2020 (defense scheduled in June 2020 in video-conferencing mode), under the supervision of Purusottam Rath. After submitting his thesis on transcendence properties of special values of Dirichlet series, he started a project with Sinnou David (IMJ-PRG) on diophantine geometry, on a conjecture of Villegas predicting lower bounds of the height in Hermitian l-adic bundles. This project was due to be conducted at CMI-IMSc during S. David’s visit in India (January-June 2020) and is pursued in “alternate mode” through phone and video-conferencing.
Anantha Padmanabha M. completed his PhD in 2019 at IMSc, under the direction of R. Ramanujam. He joined IRIF, Paris in January 2020 for a post-doc, to work in the areas of logic, automata and database theory under the supervision of Cristina Sirangelo.
Vaishnavi Sundararajan completed her PhD in 2018 at CMI, under the direction of R. Ramanujam (IMSc) and S.P. Suresh. Her thesis was on formal aspects of certification in security protocols. She joined IRISA, Rennes (team EMSEC) in November 2018 for a post-doc, to work in the areas of logic, security, proof theory and verification within the framework of ERC project POPSTAR. In January 2020, Vaishnavi joined Ericsson Research as a research associate, and ini November 2020, she joined Univ. California Santa Cruz as a post-doc.