Michael D. Mitzenmacher

Thomas J, Watson, Sr. Professor of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

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Ph.D., computer science, University of California at Berkeley C.A.S., mathematics, Cambridge University

Summary of Experience

Professor Mitzenmacher's research interests include the design and analysis of algorithms, networks and data transmission, computer security, information theory, and the use of encryption. He has consulted for technology companies and research laboratories, including Adverplex (Cogolabs), Akamai, AT&T, Digital Fountain, eHarmony, Fluent Mobile (Fiksu), Google, Huawei, ITA Software, JobSync, Microsoft, Mitsubishi Research Laboratories, and Yahoo. In addition, he has served as an expert witness on software and intellectual property issues in several cases, including testimony in multiple trials. Professor Mitzenmacher has authored or co-authored over 200 conference and journal publications on a variety of topics, including algorithms for the Internet, efficient hash-based data structures, erasure and error-correcting codes, power laws, and compression. He has also published a textbook on randomized algorithms and probabilistic techniques in computer science. His work on low-density parity-check codes shared the 2002 IEEE Information Theory Society Best Paper Award and won the 2009 ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Award. Prior to joining Harvard, Professor Mitzenmacher worked as a research scientist at Digital Systems Research Center, where he worked on information retrieval on the Web, erasure codes, error-correcting codes, on-line algorithms, and load balancing.


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