I was a professor of statistics and computer science at U.C. Berkeley until 2016. Research Interests:
I moved to MIT.
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My new page at MIT
I am from Jerusalem where I was awarded a PhD in Math at the Hebrew University, advised by Yuval Peres.
Before starting my position, I was a post-doc at the Theory Group of Microsoft Research , Redmond
and a Miller fellow in Statistics and Computer Science here at U.C. Berkeley.
During the years 2008-2010 I was at the Weizmann Institute.
Combinatorial Statistics, Discrete Fourier Analysis and Influences,
Randomized Algorithms, Computational Complexity, MCMC, Markov Random Fields,
Social Choice, Game Theory, Evolution
Former Graduate Students:
Sebastien Roch (graduated 2007; Currently at U. Madison Wisconsin)
Allan Sly (graduated 2009; back at U.C. Berkeley)Arnab Sen (graduated 2010; advised jointly with Steve Evans; currently at U. Minnesota)
Jan Arpe (currently at Bertelsmann Foundation)
Nathan Keller (at Weizmann institute; currently at Bar Ilan University)
Tamir Tuller (at Weizmann institute; currently at Tel-Aviv University)
Grants and Awards:
support: NSF (DMS 0528488 & 0504245 & Career
award 0548249) ONR (N0014-07-1-05-06) BSF(2004105 - this grant was also
awarded the ``Bergman prize'')
Sloan Fellowship in Mathematics Miller fellowship ISF (710279) EU (PIRG04-GA-2008-239317) & Minerva Foundation.
Summer 2014: PIMS
Summer School in Probability.
Spring 2012: I was a member at MSRI Random Spatial Process Program
1. Electronic Journal of Probability/ Electronic Communication in Probability
2. Annales de la Faculté des Sciences de Toulouse
3. Theory of Computing Special Issue on Analysis of Boolean functions (deadline Jan 15, 2013, co-edited with Ryan O'Donnell) - no more submissions please!
Sp 2014: [Algorithms
Co-taught Coding theory(CSE522/Math581EB). University of
Washington. Fall 2001.