About Me

Campus of UMass Amherst Photo of Adam Lechowicz

Adam Lechowicz


I am a first-year PhD student in the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where I am advised by Mohammad Hajiesmaili and Prashant Shenoy.

I work at the intersection of theory and systems, with an emphasis on problems that hold implications for energy, equity, and climate change. From a theoretical perspective, I am interested in designing algorithms for online optimization, particularly of the learning-augmented or provably fair types. On the application side, I am especially interested in efforts which promote the decarbonization of energy systems and computing infrastructure.

Through my research, I strive to advance ideals of social, racial, economic, and environmental justice.


Time Fairness in Online Knapsack Problems
Adam Lechowicz, Rik Sengupta, Bo Sun, Shahin Kamali, Mohammad Hajiesmaili

The Online Pause and Resume Problem: Optimal Algorithms and An Application to Carbon-Aware Load Shifting
Adam Lechowicz, Nicolas Christianson, Jinhang Zuo, Noman Bashir, 3 more authors

Equitable Network-Aware Decarbonization of Residential Heating at City Scale
Adam Lechowicz, Noman Bashir, John Wamburu, Mohammad Hajiesmaili, Prashant Shenoy
ACM e-Energy 2023, to appear.

Local Edge Dynamics and Opinion Polarization
Nikita Bhalla, Adam Lechowicz, Cameron Musco
ACM WSDM 2023. (Slides, Recorded Talk)

FlowSense: Monitoring Airflow in Building Ventilation Systems Using Audio Sensing
Bhawana Chhaglani, Camellia Zakaria, Adam Lechowicz, Jeremy Gummeson, Prashant Shenoy
ACM IMWUT Vol. 6, March 2022.


email: alechowicz [at] umass [dot] edu

I am serving as the Student Trustee for the Amherst campus on the UMass Board of Trustees – please contact me at studenttrustee@umass.edu for policy and advocacy matters.