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I study theoretical computer science. In 2015 I joined the CS Department of the University of Chicago.


Focus Areas: Computational Complexity Theory, Theory

I have broad interests, with a focus on computational complexity—the study of the inherent limits of efficient computation. Specific interests include:

• achieving a better understanding of the limits of powerful algorithmic paradigms for solving NP-hard problems, such as kernelization (efficient preprocessing of the input) and intelligent random guessing to obtain solutions;

• the study of non-standard proof systems, which incorporate features like interaction with provers, probabilistic verification, and the manipulation of quantum states;

• prospects and limits to efficient joint computation, in cases where we have multiple computational tasks to perform simultaneously, and where we may hope cleverly combine computations to make them more efficient and reliable.

Outside of complexity theory, I’ve worked on problems in prediction and polynomial approximation. I also have a personal interest in using algorithmic ideas to better understand the power of human memory.



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

Past Event

Andrew Drucker (UChicago) – Accelerating Search for Decision-Making Under Uncertainty

Sep 30, 2022
UChicago CS News

EPiQC Research Receives Best Paper Award at IEEE Quantum Week

Oct 22, 2021
UChicago CS News

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

Dec 10, 2020
UChicago CS News

CompileHer Capstone Grants Girls Tech Superpowers

May 13, 2019
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