Adam Lechowicz

  • Program Year: 1
  • Academic Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Field of Study: Computer Science
  • Academic Advisor: Mohammad Hajiesmaili
  • Practicum(s): Practicum Not Yet Completed
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Computer Science, and B.A. Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2022
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Summary of Research

I work at the intersection of theoretical computer science and systems, with an emphasis on problems that hold implications for energy, equity, and climate change. From a theoretical perspective, I am interested in algorithm design 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.


The Online Pause and Resume Problem: Optimal Algorithms and An Application to Carbon-Aware Load Shifting
Adam Lechowicz, Nicolas Christianson, Jinhang Zuo, Noman Bashir, Mohammad Hajiesmaili, Adam Wierman, Prashant Shenoy
Proceedings of the ACM on Measurement and Analysis of Computing Systems, Dec. 2023.

Time Fairness in Online Knapsack Problems
Adam Lechowicz, Rik Sengupta, Bo Sun, Shahin Kamali, Mohammad Hajiesmaili
In review, 2023.

Equitable Network-Aware Decarbonization of Residential Heating at City Scale
Adam Lechowicz, Noman Bashir, John Wamburu, Mohammad Hajiesmaili, and Prashant Shenoy
ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (e-Energy), 2023.

Local Edge Dynamics and Opinion Polarization
Nikita Bhalla, Adam Lechowicz, and Cameron Musco
ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), 2023.

Edge Dynamics and Opinion Polarization in Social Networks
Adam Lechowicz (Undergraduate Honors Thesis)
Advisor: Cameron Musco

FlowSense: Monitoring Airflow in Building Ventilation Systems Using Audio Sensing
Bhawana Chhaglani, Camellia Zakaria, Adam Lechowicz, Jeremy Gummeson, and Prashant Shenoy
Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT), March 2022.


ELEVATE Graduate Fellowship -- Energy Transition Institute -- Fall 2022

Class of 2022, 21st Century Leader Award -- UMass Amherst -- Spring 2022

2022 Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement Award -- Manning CICS -- Spring 2022

2021-2022 Rising Researcher Award -- UMass Amherst -- Spring 2022

Class of 2022, Senior Leadership Award -- Manning CICS -- Spring 2022

Outstanding Undergraduate Course Assistant Award -- Manning CICS -- Spring 2022

Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi -- Spring 2021