Department of Computer Science, Amherst College
Science Center C216
Amherst, MA 01002
Hello, and welcome! I am an assistant professor of computer science at Amherst College. My main research interests are in theoretical computer science, particularly distributed computing, the design and analysis of efficient algorithms, and computational complexity.
Before coming to Amherst, I had postdoctoral positions in the Algorithms and Complexity group at Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany hosted by Christoph Lenzen, and in the School of Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University hosted by Boaz Patt-Shamir. I completed my PhD in the mathematics department at UCLA under the supervision of Rafail Ostrovsky, and I did my undergrad at Reed College.
When I am not exploring the theoretical boundaries of computation, I enjoy cooking, playing piano, hiking, photography, snowboarding, and brewing beer. I currently live in Amherst with my wife Alivia, our daughter Ione, dog Finnegan, and two cats, Pip and Posy.