The Rajeev Motwanit Professor of Computer Science at Stanford‘s theory group. My research career spans various academic institutes and industrial research-labs (see below), all invaluable to my development. Most of all, I am grateful for the wonderful colleagues in each of these institutes,
Was a Principal Research Engineer, Samsung Research America (2015-16). In 2004 I assumed a faculty position in the computer science department of The Weizmann Institute of Science. While on leave from Weizmann, I spent five years (2009-2014) as a Principle Researcher at Microsoft Research Silicon-Valley. During the years 1999-2004, I was a member of AT&T Labs, Florham Park, NJ, and a visiting member of the School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ. In between, I held short visiting positions at Harvard University and Stanford University. Earlier, I completed my PhD and a short period of postdoctoral studies at the Weizmann Institute. My PhD advisor was Moni Naor. During the years 1991-1994, I completed my undergraduate studies at Tel-Aviv University.
- The 2009 Gödel Prize for outstanding papers in the area of theoretical computer science (jointly with Salil Vadhan and Avi Wigderson).
- 2005 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award. Awarded by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to “the outstanding young computer professional of the year.”
- ACM Fellow.
- 2020 Simons Investigator award.
For more details please see my CV.