Anil Vullikanti

Anil Vullikanti Headshot
Professor, Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing
Professor of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science


Anil Kumar S. Vullikanti is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and at the Biocomplexity Institute. Vullikanti received his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, and a technical staff member at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Vullikanti‘s research interests are in the broad areas of approximation and randomized algorithms, dynamical systems, wireless networks, social networks, computation epidemiology and the modeling, simulation and analysis of socio-technical systems. His work has been published in journals and conferences in different areas, such as Nature, Journal of the ACM, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and the SIAM Journal on Computing and Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computing. Vullikanti’s name appears as V.S. Anil Kumar on most publications. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award and the DOE Early Career award.


Modeling and simulation of social and infrastructure systems, epidemiology, distributed and mobile computing, combinatorial optimization, and combinatorial algorithms.


Google Scholar

  • Modelling disease outbreaks in realistic urban social networks
    Nature, 429(6988):180-184. (2004) Eubank SG, Guclu H, Kumar VSA, Marathe MV, Srinivasan A, Toroczkai Z, Wan N


Indian Institute of Science, Computer Science, PhD, 1999
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, Computer Science and Engineering, Bachelor, 1993


Postdoctoral Associate, Max-Planck Inst for Computer Science, Saarbrucken, Germany, 2001
Postdoctoral Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2003