David Zuckerman has been selected as a Simons Investigator in Theoretical Computer Science. David's research focuses primarily on pseudorandomness and the role of randomness in computing. He is best known for his work on randomness extractors and their applications. His other research interests include coding theory, distributed computing, cryptography, inapproximability, and other areas of complexity theory. He is an ACM Fellow, and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, a Sloan Research Fellowship, and an NSF Young Investigator Award.
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