- Scott Aaronson (aaronson"at"cs.utexas.edu): Quantum computing, computational complexity.
- Shuchi Chawla (shuchi"at"cs.utexas.edu): Design and analysis of algorithms, algorithmic game theory and mechanism design, combinatorial and stochastic optimization.
- Anna Gal (panni"at"cs.utexas.edu): Computational complexity, communication complexity, coding theory, algorithms, and combinatorics.
- Adam Klivans (klivans"at"cs.utexas.edu): Learning Theory, computational complexity, pseudorandomness, limit theorems.
- Dana Moshkovitz (danama"at"cs.utexas.edu): Probabilistically checkable proofs (PCPs), pseudorandomness, coding theory, algorithms.
- Greg Plaxton (plaxton"at"cs.utexas.edu): Algorithm design and analysis, algorithmic game theory.
- Eric Price (ecprice"at"cs.utexas.edu): Algorithms.
- Vijaya Ramachandran (vlr"at"cs.utexas.edu): Algorithm design and analysis, parallel computation, graph algorithms and data structures.
- Brent Waters (bwaters"at"cs.utexas.edu): Cryptography.
- John Wright (wright"at"cs.utexas.edu): Quantum computing, quantum state learning, quantum complexity theory, property testing, and approximation algorithms.
- David Zuckerman (diz"at"cs.utexas.edu): Randomness and computation, pseudorandomness, computational complexity, coding theory, distributed computing, cryptography.
- Chandra Bajaj (bajaj"at"cs.utexas.edu): Computational biology, visualization.
- Constantine Caramanis (constantine"at"utexas.edu): Robust and adaptable optimization, networks and machine learning.
- Inderjit Dhillon (inderjit"at"cs.utexas.edu): Machine learning/data mining and numerical linear algebra.
- Alex Dimakis (dimakis"at"austin.utexas.edu): Information theory, coding theory and machine learning.
- Warren Hunt Jr. (hunt"at"cs.utexas.edu): Formal methods.
- Joe Neeman (jneeman"at"math.utexas.edu): Probability theory and random graphs.
- Evdokia Nikolova (nikolova"at"austin.utexas.edu): Algorithms, combinatorial optimization and game theory.
- Bill Press (wpress"at"cs.utexas.edu): Computational biology.
- Sujay Sanghavi (sanghavi"at"mail.utexas.edu: Machine learning, high-dimensional statistics, networks, optimization and number linear algebra.
- David Soloveichik (david.soloveichik"at"utexas.edu): Natural computing, distributed computing and molecular programming.
- Rachel Ward (rward"at"math.utexas.edu): Mathematical signal processing, applied harmonic analysis, compressed sensing, theoretical computer science, and machine learning.
- Guoliang Kang, hosted by Adam Klivans.
- Shih Han Hung, hosted by Scott Aaronson.
- Jason Pollack, hosted by Scott Aaronson.
- Andrea Rochetto, hosted by Scott Aaronson.
- Ananya Uppal, hosted by Adam Klivans.
Recently Graduated Students
- Pravesh Kothari, now at Princeton soon to be CMU.
- Eshan Chattopadhyay, now at Cornell.
- Rezaul Alam Chowdhury, now at Stony Brook U.
- Allison Bishop, now at Columbia.
- Xin Li, now at Johns Hopkins University.
- Raghu Meka, now at UCLA.
- Seth Pettie, now at U. Michigan.
- Anup Rao, now at U. Washington.
- Sasha Sherstov, now at UCLA.
Current Graduate Students
- Udit Agarwal
- Siddhesh Chaubal
- Joshua Cook
- Surbhi Goel
- Shivam Gupta
- Kuan-Yi Ho
- William Hoza
- Yeongwoo Hwang
- Akhil Jalan
- John Kallaugher
- Akshay Kamath
- Sushrut Karlmakar
- William Kretschmer
- Chi-Kit Lam
- Fu Li
- Daniel Liang
- Jiahui Liu
- Vignesh Manoharan
- Nikos Mouzakis
- Justin Oh
- Patrick Rall
- Zhao Song
- Ridwan Syed
- Adrian Trejo Nunez
- Justin Yirka
- Ruizhe Zhang
We are proud of the prestigious awards our students have won at major TCS conferences:
- Eshan Chattopadhyay, Best Paper Award at STOC 2016.
- 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.
Fall 2021 Theory Seminars will meet on Fridays from 1:30 -2:30pm via a zoom invite. This schedule will be updated throughout the semester.
List of Graduate Courses
- CS 358H Intro to Quantum Information Science
- CS 388C Combinatorics & Graph Theory
- CS 388G Algorithms: Techniques & Theory
- CS 388H Cryptography
- CS 388M Communication Complexity
- CS 388P Parallel Algorithms
- CS 388R Randomized Algorithms
- CS 388T Theory of Computation
- CS 395T Coding Theory
- CS 395T Learning Theory
- CS 395T Pseudorandomness
- CS 395T Approximability
- CS 395T Algorithmic Game Theory
- CS 395T Quantum Complexity Theory
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