Elchanan Mossel

אלחנן מוסל

I was a professor of statistics and computer science at U.C. Berkeley until 2016.

I moved to MIT.

This page is no longer maintained.

My new page at MIT

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.

Research Interests:

Combinatorial Statistics, Discrete Fourier Analysis and
Influences,

Randomized Algorithms, Computational Complexity, MCMC, Markov Random Fields,

Social Choice, Game Theory, Evolution

Quick links:

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)Joe Neeman (graduated 2013)

Siu On Chan (graduated 2013 ; advised jointly with Luca Trevisan)

Siu Man Chan (graduated 2013 ; advised jointly with Luca Trevisan)

Omer Tamuz (graduated 2013 from Weizmann Institute)

Miklos S. Racz (Graduated 2015, Currently at Microsoft Research)

Former Masters Students: Thurston Dang (2013)

PostDocs mentored:

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)

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Grants and Awards:

Current support: NSF (DMS 1106999 and CCF 1320105) ONR (DOD ONR grant N000141110140)

Previous
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.

Professional Activity:

Fall 2013: A semester long
program on Real
Analysis in Computer Science at the newly founded Simons Institute.

Spring 2012: I was a member at MSRI Random Spatial Process Program

Winter
2012: Winter School on Discrete Fourier Analysis

Editorial
Boards:

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!

Old courses:

Sp 2014: [Algorithms
(CS170)]

SP13:
[STAT
155 - Game Theory] [Stat
241B/CS281B - Statistical Learning Theory]

FA11: [CS 174 - Randomized
Algorithms]

FA10:
[CS 294 (063) / Econ 207 A /
Math C223A / Stat 206 - Social Choice and Networks]

SP10:
[Combinatorial Statistics
(Weizmann)] Syllabus

FA09: [Topics in Game Theory and
Social Choice for Teachers (Weizmann)]

SP08: [Stat155 - Game Theory (HW
Page)]
[Stat205B - Graduate level
Probability]

FA06: [Stat134 - Introduction to
Probability]
[Stat206A - Stochastic
Processes: Gibbs Measures]

FA05: [Stat134 - Introduction to Probability] [Stat206A - Stochastic Processes: Polynomials of Random Variables (Discrete Fourier Analysis)]

Co-taught Coding theory(CSE522/Math581EB). University of
Washington. Fall 2001.

Old Seminars: Neyman Seminar (Sp 08), Probability Seminar (Fa 06), Neyman Seminar (Fa 05)