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Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
338 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Emanuele Viola, 338 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

  • Theoretical Computer Science


  • PhD in Computer Science, Harvard University
  • BS in Computer Science, La Sapienza University


Emanuele Viola is an associate professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. In 2000, he graduated summa cum laude from La Sapienza in Rome, Italy with a BS in computer science. After earning his PhD in computer science from Harvard University in 2006, he became a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In 2007, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Rocco Servedio at Columbia University.

Viola’s main research interest is in theoretical computer science, where he has worked in a wide variety of areas, including pseudo-randomness, cryptography, data structures, communication complexity, and circuit lower bounds. He has made fundamental contributions to the field by inspiring leading computer science, mathematics, and finance researchers and by solving long-standing open problems. Viola received the NSF CAREER Award in 2009, the Best Paper Award at the Computational Complexity Conference in 2008, and the SIAM Student Paper Prize in 2006.