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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 6pm to 8pm

20 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA

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This series is only for first-year students, with each event limited to 10 students so that you can participate in the discussion and ask the questions that are on your mind. Students who attend will have the opportunity to meet outstanding members of the Harvard community over dinner at the Faculty Club. 


Professor Mitzenmacher’s research interests include the design and analysis of algorithms, networks and data transmission, computer security, information theory, and the use of encryption. He has consulted to technology companies and research laboratories such as Adverplex (Cogo Labs), Akamai, AT&T, Digital Fountain, eharmony, Fluent Mobile (Fiksu), Google, Huawei, ITA Software, JobSync, Microsoft, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, and Yahoo!. He has also served as an expert witness on software and intellectual property issues in several cases, and provided testimony in multiple trials. Professor Mitzenmacher has authored or coauthored over 200 conference and journal publications on a variety of topics, including algorithms for the internet, efficient hash-based data structures, erasure and error-correcting codes, power laws, and compression. He is also the coauthor of Probability and Computing, a textbook on randomized algorithms and probabilistic techniques in computer science. His work on low-density parity-check codes shared the 2002 IEEE Information Theory Society Best Paper Award and won the 2009 ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Award. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, Professor Mitzenmacher was a research scientist at Digital Equipment Corporation’s Systems Research Center, where he worked on information retrieval on the web, erasure and error-correcting codes, online algorithms, and load balancing.


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