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- BS in Computer Science and Minor in Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Hometown: Champaign, Illinois
- Field of Study: Theory
- PhD Advisor: Emanuele Viola
What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?
Classes and reading papers.
What are your research interests in a bit more detail? Is your current academic/research path what you always had in mind for yourself, or has it evolved somewhat? If so, how/why?
I’m interested in pseudorandomness, communication complexity, and in general theoretical computer science.
What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?
Is RL = L? (just kidding, but understanding how randomness can help solve problems, and when in fact it doesn’t help).
What aspect of what you do is most interesting/fascinating to you? What aspects of your research (findings, angles, problems you’re solving) might surprise others?
How group theory can help with current problems in theoretical computer science.
What are your research/career goals, going forward?
Have a strong body of work during my PhD.