• USA-2013

    For contributions to the theory and practice of synchronization in concurrent programming.

I am a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), and principal investigator of the Multiprocessor Algorithmics Group and the Computational Connectomics Group. My main interests are techniques for designing, implementing, and reasoning about multiprocessor algorithms, in particular concurrent data structures for multicore machines and the mathematical foundations of the computation models that govern their behavior. I am also interested to understand how neural tissue computes and am part of an effort to do so by extracting connectivity maps of brain, a field called connectomics.