Kiran Tomlinson

PhD Candidate, Computer Science

Cornell University


Iā€™m a Computer Science PhD candidate at Cornell University advised by Jon Kleinberg and collaborating with Johan Ugander on problems around instant-runoff voting. More broadly, Iā€™m interested in modeling and understanding human behavior (especially choices) through algorithmic and machine learning methods. Last summer I interned at Microsoft Research with Jennifer Neville on recommendations in networks—the summer before that, I did research on multi-organization recommendation at Microsoft with Longqi Yang and Mengting Wan. This winter and spring, I’m a visiting instructor at Carleton College teaching Data Structures and Mathematics of Computer Science.

When away from my desk, I spend my time playing guitar, building 8-bit computers, biking, listening to music, flying quadcopters, bouldering, and playing pool. I have additional interests in spaceflight, Premier League football, and Formula 1.

Recent news

šŸ“ Nov ‘22 Our paper on ballot length in instant runoff voting was accepted to AAAI 2023!

šŸ‘Øā€šŸ’» May ‘22 Started my summer internship @ Microsoft Research!

šŸ›  May ‘22 Attended the Network Dynamics and Choice Theory workshop @ UVM!

šŸ‘Øā€šŸ« May ‘22 Accepted a Visiting Instructor position at Carleton College for Winter and Spring 2023!

šŸŽ“ May ‘22 Passed my A Exam!

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Recent Posts

Building a 6502-Based Computer: Part 4

The computer gets a graphics card!

Building a 6502-Based Computer: Part 3

I wrote a simple monitor program using the LCD and keyboard input that allows you to program the computer–from the computer itself!

Building a 6502-Based Computer: Part 2

The computer now has a keyboard!