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Neal E. Young

Teaching Professor


Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Neal Young, 202WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

  • Algorithms
  • Combinatorial optimization


  • PhD in Computer Science, Princeton University
  • BA in Computer Science and Mathematics, Cornell University


Neal has been a professor of Computer Science at University of California Riverside since 2004. Before that he worked at Akamai Technologies (1999-2004), was an assistant professor at Dartmouth College (1995-1999), and did postdocs at AT&T Bell Labs (Mathematical Foundations of Computing), Cornell ORIE, and University of Maryland (UMIACS).


West Lafayette, Indiana

What is your research focus?

My research focuses on approximation algorithms for combinatorial optimization, including Lagrangian-relaxation algorithms for large-scale linear programming, online algorithms for caching and data management, and approximation algorithms for NP-hard problems.