502, Rajiv Motwani building
Dept of Computer Science and Engg
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur, UP, India,

Before emailing me.

Email is the preferred means of contacting me. However, take a few seconds to read the following before hitting the the send button.

  1. No unsolicited emails. In particular, please do not invite me to join facebook, linkedin or whatever is the latest madness. I have no interest even if you are Amitabh Bachchan

  2. Editors of Elsevier Journals, please do not send me referee requests. I have pledged to boycott Elsevier and you might also want to join it at http://thecostofknowledge.com.

  3. Make sure you emails have valid from/reply-to and subject fields. Subjects should be brief. Students doing a course with me please mention the course number in the subject. Examples below.

   [cs682] Mistake in midsem marks.
   [cs350] Doubts in the last lecture.
  1. Follow basic email etiquette: as far as possible please send only plain text mails and definitely not doc files. When replying please use inline style. Also do not hijack threads by replying to old mails with subjects changed. Compose a new mail instead. Mail clients (except some stupid ones like the gmail webclient) figures out threads by looking at In-Reply-To field so your email then gets connected to a different thread.