UT Algorithms and Computational Theory Group
The algorithms and computational theory (ACT) group focuses on the
theoretical foundations of computer science. The current research
interests of faculty in the group include algorithm design, complexity
theory, parallel and distributed computation, graph theory, randomized
computation, computational learning theory, probabilistic methods and
combinatorics. A major focus of the group is on the design and
analysis of provably efficient algorithms for solving fundamental
computational problems, where efficiency can be measured in terms of
different resources such as time, space, number of processors, and
number of random bits. We also have strong connections to application areas of theoretical CS such as data mining and computational biology.
Algorithms and Complexity
- New: Eric Price (ecprice"at"mit.edu) -- Algorithms.
- Anna Gal (panni"at"cs.utexas.edu)
--- Computational complexity, lower bounds, fault tolerant computing, randomness and computation, algorithms, combinatorics.
- Adam Klivans (klivans"at"cs.utexas.edu)
--- Learning Theory, computational complexity, pseudorandomness, limit theorems.
- Greg Plaxton (plaxton"at"cs.utexas.edu)
--- Analysis of algorithms and theory of parallel computation.
- Vijaya Ramachandran (vlr"at"cs.utexas.edu)
--- Algorithm design and analysis, parallel computation, machine models,
graph theory, graph algorithms and data structures.
- David Zuckerman (diz"at"cs.utexas.edu)
--- Randomness and computation, pseudorandomness, complexity theory, coding theory, distributed computing, cryptography.
Cryptography and Security
Data Mining and Machine Learning
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Recently Graduated Students and Postdocs
We have had great success in placing our students and postdocs in academia and research labs. We list a few recent examples here:
We are proud of the prestigious awards our students have won at major TCS conferences:
- Sasha Sherstov, Best Student Paper Award (Machtey Prize) at FOCS 2009.
- Sasha Sherstov, Best Student Paper Award at Complexity 2008.
- Sasha Sherstov, Best Student Paper Award at Complexity 2007.
- Anup Rao, Best Student Paper Award (Danny Lewin Prize) at STOC 2006.
- Sasha Sherstov, Best Student Paper Award at COLT 2006.
- Vladimir Trifonov, Best Student Paper Award (Danny Lewin Prize) at STOC 2005.
- Seth Pettie, Best Student Paper Award at ICALP 2002.
- Seth Pettie, Best Paper Award at ICALP 2000.
- Pierre Kelsen, Best Student Paper Award at STOC 1992.
The ACT Seminar usually meets on Fridays at 11, and features research talks,
problem solving sessions, and discussion of recent theory research results.
Click here for the ACT seminar calendar.
The `algorithms' Mailing List
The algorithms mailing list is an electronic mailing list
on which announcements related to seminars and activities
in theoretical computer science in Austin and surrounding
areas are posted. If you live in the Austin area you
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message to vlr"at"cs.utexas.edu expressing your interest in
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