Devavrat Shah completed his PhD at Stanford University in October 2004. His thesis focused on the development of novel design and analytic methods for network algorithms.
Before coming to LIDS in the fall of 2005, he spent a year at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, California. During this year of study, he was introduced to message-passing algorithms and graphical statistical inference. At LIDS, his research areas include statistical inference, network algorithms, and stochastics.