Contact info:
manuelt2 at illinois dot edu
Office: 3219 Siebel Center

Manuel R. Torres

PhD Student in Computer Science and Research Assistant
Advised by Chandra Chekuri
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Approximation algorithms, fast algorithms for discrete optimization, distributed algorithms, machine learning
B.S in Computer Science, University of California, Irvine
B.S. in Mathematics, University of California, Irvine
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  1. Fast Approximation Algorithms for Bounded Degree and Crossing Spanning Tree Problems
    C. Chekuri, K. Quanrud, M. R. Torres
  2. 1-sparsity Approximation Bounds for Packing Integer Programs
    C. Chekuri, K. Quanrud, M. R. Torres
    Conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization (IPCO 2019)
  3. Geometric Fingerprint Recognition via Oriented Point-Set Pattern Matching
    D. Eppstein, M. T. Goodrich, J. Jorgensen, M. R. Torres
    Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (CCCG 2018)
  4. 2-3 Cuckoo Filters for Faster Triangle Listing and Set Intersection
    D. Eppstein, M. T. Goodrich, M. Mitzenmacher, M. R. Torres
    Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (PODS 2017)
  5. Models and Algorithms for Graph Watermarking
    D. Eppstein, M. T. Goodrich, J. Lam, N. Mamano, M. Mitzenmacher, M. Torres
    Information Security Conference (ISC 2016)
  6. A Topological Algorithm for Determining How Road Networks Evolve Over Time
    M. T. Goodrich, S. Gupta, M. R. Torres
    International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016)
  7. Knuthian Drawings of Series-Parallel Flowcharts
    M. T. Goodrich, T. Johnson, and M. Torres
    International Symposium on Graph Drawing and Network Visualization (GD 2015) [poster]

Select Honors/Awards


  1. Algorithms for Big Data (CS 598ABD), Fall 2020, Teaching Assistant
  2. Algorithms and Models of Computation (CS 374), Fall 2018, Teaching Assistant

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