Subhash Khot Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

May 2, 2023

The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 120 new members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Courant's Subhash Khot, Silver Professor of Computer Science, was named among the distiguished honorees. 

The NAS is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars. Established by an Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the NAS is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding contributions to research. 

Professor Khot is a theoretical computer scientist whose work is providing critical insight into unresolved problems in the field of computational complexity. He received a B.Tech. (1999) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and a Ph.D. (2003) from Princeton University. He has been at New York University since 2007 and was named a Silver Professor in 2016.