College of Computer and Information Science

Northeastern University

Theory of computation at Northeastern University.

Email: | (my five-letter last name)@ccs.neu.edu |

Tel: | 617-373-8298 |

Office: | 440 Huntington Av., #246 West Village H (WVH), Boston, MA 02115 map |

Mail: | 360 Huntington Av., #202 WVH, Boston, MA 02115 |

During 2014/2015 I am on sabbatical at Harvard University, in Maxwell Dworkin room 353.

Curriculum vitae.

M.S. Algorithms Fall 2012. |

Theory of Computation Fall 2010, Fall 2011 , Spring 2012 , Fall 2012, Spring 2014. |

Ph.D. (core) Theory of Computation Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014. |

Ph.D. (core) Advanced Algorithms Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 20013. |

Ph.D. Gems of Theoretical Computer Science Spring 2009. |

More slides can be found in this directory.

Manuscript, 2014

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Manuscript, 2013

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Manuscript, 2012

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Manuscript, 2011

Play the game

Press coverage: Financial Times (link), MIT Technology Review

In Northern Finance Association (NFA), 2012

In Southern Economic Association (SEA), 2012

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To appear in Algorithmica

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In Coll. on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP), 2014

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ACM Trans. Computation Theory, vol. 5, num. 4, pp. 17, 2013

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In ACM Symp. on the Theory of Computing (STOC), 2013

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In ACM-SIAM Symp. on Discrete Algorithms (SODA), 2013

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Preliminary version in ACM-SIAM Symp. on Discrete Algorithms (SODA), 2013

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In Int. Cryptology Conf. (CRYPTO), 2012

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IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 59, num. 10, pp. 6611-6627, 2013

Preliminary version in ACM Symp. on the Theory of Computing (STOC), 2012

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Preliminary version in IEEE Symp. on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS), 2011

FOCS Special Issue

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Theory of Computing, vol. 9, pp. 809-843, 2013

Preliminary version in ACM Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science conf. (ITCS), 2012

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Preliminary version in IEEE Symp. on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS), 2011

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To appear in J. of Cryptology

Preliminary version in Theory of Cryptography Conf. (TCC), 2011

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Quantitative Finance, vol. 11, num. 7, 2011

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Computational Complexity, vol. 21, num. 2, pp. 245-266, 2012

Preliminary version in IEEE Conf. on Computational Complexity (CCC), 2011

CCC Special issue

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Preliminary version in 51th IEEE Symp. on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS), 2010

Subsumes the manuscript ``Are all distributions easy?''

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In 21th ACM-SIAM Symp. on Discrete Algorithms (SODA), 2010

A related Paper

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SIAM J. on Computing, vol. 39, num. 8, pp. 3441-3462, 2010

Preliminary version in 50th IEEE Symp. on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS), 2009

This paper in particular shows that the central-limit theorem holds even for variables that are only k-wise independent.

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Preliminary version in 41th ACM Symp. on the Theory of Computing (STOC), 2009

STOC Special Issue

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ACM Trans. Computation Theory, vol. 1, num. 2, pp. 1--20, 2009

Preliminary version in 12th Workshop on Randomization and Computation (RANDOM), 2008

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Preliminary version in IEEE Conf. on Computational Complexity (CCC), 2008

Best paper award

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SIAM J. on Computing, vol. 39, num. 7, pp. 3122-3154, 2010

Preliminary version in 40th ACM Symp. on the Theory of Computing (STOC), 2008

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Combinatorica, vol. 29, num. 6, pp. 719-743, 2009

Preliminary version in 48th IEEE Symp. on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS), 2007

Invited to FOCS Special Issue

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SIAM J. on Computing, vol. 39, num. 6, pp. 2464-2486, 2010

Preliminary version in IEEE Symp. on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS), 2007

FOCS Special Issue

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Theory of Computing, vol. 4, pp. 137-168, 2008

Preliminary version in IEEE Conf. on Computational Complexity (CCC), 2007

The results on polynomials appeared also in the 2006 Report "New correlation bounds for GF(2) polynomials using Gowers uniformity"

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Preliminary version in IEEE Conf. on Computational Complexity (CCC), 2007

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Preliminary version in 20th IEEE Conf. on Computational Complexity (CCC), 2005

SIAM Student Paper Prize

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In 23rd Symp. on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS), 2006

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In 8thWorkshop on Randomization and Computation (RANDOM), 2004

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SIAM J. on Computing, vol. 35, num. 4, pp. 903-931, 2006

Preliminary version in ACM Symp. on the Theory of Computing (STOC), 2004

STOC Special Issue

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Preliminary version in IEEE Conf. on Computational Complexity (CCC), 2003

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Invited survey, subsumes SIGACT 2009 survey

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Invited survey

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Manuscript, 2012

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Lecture notes aimed towards students lacking mathematical maturity

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Lecture notes of the class taught at Northeastern University

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Visitor: | Yevgeniy Dodis (Spring and Summer 2013) |

Postdoc: | Elad Haramaty (Fall 2014 - ) |

Chinmoy Dutta (partial mentoring, January 2011 - January 2013) | |

Ph. D.: | Eric Miles (Fall 2008-Spring 2014). First job: postdoc at UCLA. |

Hamid Jahanjou (Fall 2011-present) | |

Zahra Jafargholi (Fall 2011-present) | |

Chin Ho Lee (Fall 2013-present) | |

M. S.: | Dolphy Fernandes (Summer 2009) |

Undergrad: | Sky O'Mara (Summer 2009) |

Daniel Kreymer (various intervals during 2009-2012). First job: Amazon |

Lance Fortnow | here | here | here |

Oded Goldreich | here | ||

Timothy Gowers | here | ||

Noam Nisan | here | ||

Ryan O'Donnell | here | ||

Mihai Patrascu | here | ||

Terence Tao | here | ||

Luca Trevisan | here | ||

Suresh Venkatasubramanian | here | ||

Financial Times | here (link) | ||

MIT Technology Review | here |

Flexiblemathdisplay redefines \[ \] to automatically switch between equation, multline*, etc.

Theomac, to restate theorems.

Bibspacing, to remove spaces between bibliographic entries.

28th IEEE Conference on Computational Complexity (CCC 2013).

16th International Workshop on Randomization and Computation (RANDOM 2012).

25th IEEE Conference on Computational Complexity (CCC 2010).

13th International Workshop on Randomization and Computation (RANDOM 2009).

49th IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS 2008).

11th International Workshop on Randomization and Computation (RANDOM 2007).

** Black Viper**

Videogame produced and distributed throughout Europe by NEO Software Productions GmbH, Germany, 1996.

Longplay.

**Compressione dei suoni**

* Amigamagazine*, Anno 7, Ottobre 1994

Paper (in Italian)

**Nathan Never**

Videogame produced by GENIAS and distributed in Italy by Softel, Rome, Italy, 1992

Longplay Level 1,
Level 2, and
Level 3. (The puzzle level is missing.)

I coded up the game in assembly when I was 14.

**Bonus**

How I looked back then.

The Northeastern Computer Science building towers over the adjacent Back Bay Fens.

Some pictures of my wedding.

I write tales in Italian with my mother. Some information is available here.