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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, Harvard University


Emanuele Viola received a Laurea cum laude in computer science from the Italian university “La Sapienza” in 2000, and then a PhD in computer science from Harvard University in 2006. Subsequently, he was a postdoctoral member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and Columbia University in New York.

Professor Viola’s main research interest is in theoretical computer science, where he has worked in a wide variety of areas, including pseudorandomness, cryptography, data structures, communication complexity, and circuit lower bounds. He has made several fundamental contributions, in some cases, by solving long-standing open problems. His research has influenced not only computer scientists, but also leading researchers in the fields of mathematics and finance. Professor 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.