About Me

Campus of UMass Amherst Photo of Adam Lechowicz

Adam Lechowicz


I am a second-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. My work is supported by a U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF).

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

Selected Publications

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Online Conversion with Switching Costs: Robust and Learning-augmented Algorithms
Adam Lechowicz, Nicolas Christianson, Bo Sun, Noman Bashir, 3 more authors
ACM SIGMETRICS / IFIP Performance 2024 (to appear).

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
ACM SIGMETRICS / IFIP Performance 2024 (to appear).

Time Fairness in Online Knapsack Problems
Adam Lechowicz, Rik Sengupta, Bo Sun, Shahin Kamali, Mohammad Hajiesmaili
ICLR 2024 (to appear). (workshop version)

Equitable Network-aware Decarbonization of Residential Heating at City Scale
Adam Lechowicz, Noman Bashir, John Wamburu, Mohammad Hajiesmaili, Prashant Shenoy
ACM e-Energy 2023. (Slides)

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


email: alechowicz [at] umass [dot] edu