Welcome to The Slightly Random Source, the website of Will Rosenbaum. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Algorithms and Complexity division at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany. I am hosted by Christoph Lenzen, who heads the Theory of Distributed and Embedded Systems group. I study the theory of distributed computing and computational complexity.
Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University under the supervision of Boaz Patt-Shamir. Before that, I was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the mathematics department at UCLA, where I received my PhD in 2016. My adviser was Rafi Ostrovsky.
When I am not exploring the theoretical boundaries of computation, I enjoy cooking, playing piano, snowboarding, hiking, taking pictures, and brewing beer. I currently live in Saarbrücken with my wife Alivia, our daughter Ione, and dog Finnegan.
Here is a picture of the time that Ione and I met a river otter at the zoo: