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“ May ‘23 Our paper on multi-organization recommendation was accepted to ACM TORS!

šŸ“ May ‘23 Our paper on recommendation with temporal network objectives was accepted to KDD 2023!

šŸ—£ May ‘23 Gave a talk at Carleton College on two ranked choice voting projects.

šŸ—£ Feb ‘23 Gave a talk at AAAI on ballot length in IRV!

šŸ‘Øā€šŸ« Jan ‘23 Started a two-term visiting faculty position at Carleton College!

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Recent Posts

Building a 6502-Based Computer: Part 5

The computer gets a UART so it can send and receive data from my laptop!

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!