About me

Hi, my name is Farouk! I am a first year PhD student at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in the CS theory group. I am lucky to be co-advised by Sariel Har-Peled and Chandra Chekuri. I enjoy thinking about recreational math and combinatorial optimization problems. In my free time, I enjoy creating Youtube videos about problem solving.

Prior to joining UIUC, I worked at Citadel as a Quantitative Trader in the index arbitrage team for 2 years. In Summer 2022, I will be interning at Google in the NYC office.