Boaz Barak is the Gordon McKay professor of Computer Science at Harvard University's John A. Paulson school of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Until January 2016 he will also continue in his position as a principal researcher in Microsoft Research New England where he has worked since 2010.
    His research interests include all areas of theoretical computer science, particularly cryptography and computational complexity. Previously, he was an associate professor (with tenure) at Princeton University's computer science department, and before that a member in the School of Math at the Institute for Advanced Study. Barak has won the Packard and Sloan fellowships, and was also selected for Foreign Policy magazine's list of 100 leading global thinkers for 2014. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the ACM, the Theory of Computing Journal, and the Electronic Colloquium of Computational Complexity, and is a member of the Committee for the Advancement of Theoretical Computer Science and of the board of trustees of the Computational Complexity Foundation. He wrote with Sanjeev Arora the textbook: Computational Complexity: A Modern Approach.