Welcome to Poorna's Home Page


I was a grad student pursuing a Master's degree in the CS dept at the University of Arizona.

I was born and brought up in the southern part of India (you can easily tell either by my unusually long name or by my accent ;o) . In particular, I come from Mysore, the royal city of the state of Karnataka.

Somethings more about myself. I like travel, photography and hiking. Notably here in the States, I have hiked parts of the Cascades in the Pacific Northwest and more recently I did the Grand Canyon.

Otherwise, I like listening to music. Coldplay, U2 and Pink Floyd have been my long time favs. Off late I have started to listen to Modest Mouse and I am starting to like them :o)

When I am feeling bookish, I usually read philosophy: specifically The Upanishads and related works. Otherwise, my reading interests toggle between economics and medicine.


If you are interested in knowing more about my work and other boring things, perhaps you will find my resume to be more useful.


Improved Approximation Algorithms for Relay Placement, to appear in ESA 2008 with Alon Efrat, Sandor P. Fekete, Joseph S. B. Mitchell, Valentin Polishchuk, and Jukka Suomela.

PARIX: A Protocol Adaptive Mechanism for Routing Information Exchange Across Heterogeneous Ad Hoc Routing Domains, IEEE IPCCC 2004 with Tulasi Arekere.

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