The Rajeev Motwanit Professor of Computer Science at Stanford‘s theory group and the director of the Simons Collaboration on the Theory of Algorithmic Fairness. 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,
Chronologically (in reverse): I 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.