Shayan Oveis Gharan is an associate professor in the Paul Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Washington. He received his PhD from the Management Science and Engineering department at Stanford University in 2013. Before joining UW he spent one and a half years as a postdoctoral Miller Fellow at UC Berkeley.

Shayan's research exploits several tools in Mathematics such as theory of real stable and log-concave polynomials, and spectral graph theory to design and analyze algorithms for discrete objects.