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I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago.


Focus Areas: Complexity Theory

I am broadly interested in discrete mathematics and particularly interested in computational complexity theory. I love thinking about problems in my head and I am most driven when there is something I feel should be true and I am trying to figure out how to prove it. My current research focus is on the sum of squares hierarchy, a hierarchy of semidefinite programs which is one of the most powerful tools known for combinatorial optimization problems.



The mathematical foundations of computation, including algorithm design, complexity and logic

Labs & Groups

Theoretical Computer Science Group

The Theory group plays a fundamental role in connecting CS with physics, statistics, and other mathematical sciences.

News & Events

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UChicago/TTIC Researchers Present Several Papers, Win Test of Time Awards at FOCS 2020

Dec 10, 2020
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Mika Goos (IAS) – Automated Proof Search: The Aftermath

Department of Mathematics & Computer Science Combinatorics & Theory Seminar
Oct 29, 2019
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Robert Robere (Rutgers) – Lifting with Simple Gadgets and Applications for Cutting Planes

Feb 19, 2019
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UChicago CS Open House Introduces New Space and New Faces

Oct 22, 2018
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Aaron Potechin, Expert in Complexity Theory, Joins UChicago CS as Asst. Professor

Sep 28, 2018
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Eight New Faculty Join UChicagoCS for 2018-19 Academic Year

Aug 01, 2018
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New Computer Science Faculty Bring Expertise in Security, Big Data, Mobile Networking and HCI

Nov 08, 2017
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