David Zuckerman

Professor, University of Texas, Austin

David Zuckerman is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his AB in Mathematics from Harvard University in 1987 and his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991. He was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT from 1991-1993, and at Hebrew University in the Fall of 1993. He has been with the University of Texas since then, visiting UC Berkeley from 1999-2000, Harvard University from 2004-05, and the Institute for Advanced Study from 2011-12. His research focuses primarily on pseudorandomness and the role of randomness in computing. He is best known for his work on randomness extractors and their applications. His other research interests include coding theory, distributed computing, cryptography, inapproximability, and other areas of complexity theory. He is an ACM Fellow, and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, a Sloan Research Fellowship, and an NSF Young Investigator Award.

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