Dimitris Achlioptas

University of California in Santa Cruz

Dimitris Achlioptas joined the Department of Computer Science of UC Santa Cruz in 2006, following his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and a 7 year stint at Microsoft Research, Redmond. In theory, his expertise lies in the interaction between randomness and computation and his work on that topic has appeared in journals including Nature, Science, and the Annals of Mathematics. For that work has received an NSF CAREER award, a Sloan Fellowship, and an ERC Starting Grant. In practice, he likes to think about scalability questions and holds over twenty US patents on topics ranging from load balancing and cache optimization to web search personalization.