Nati Linial is a professor of computer science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He obtained his undergraduate degree in mathematics at the Technion and his PhD at the Hebrew University, with a thesis on graph theory. Following a postdoctoral period at UCLA, Linial joined the faculty of the Hebrew University, where he has remained ever since. His main areas of interest are combinatorics, theoretical computer science and bioinformatics. Linial is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society, and an ISI Highly Cited Researcher.