I recently completed my PhD in Rutgers University's Computer Science department, where I was advised by Muthu. My current interests are in discrepancy theory and its applications to computer science, as well as the theoretical foundations of private data analysis (differential privacy). I also think about sublinear and parallel algorithms for analyzing massive data, approximation algorithms and hardness of approximation, and high-dimensional convex geometry. For more information, look in Research. During 2012-2014 I was supported by a Simons Graduate Fellowship. As of Fall 2014 I am a postdoc in the Theory Group at Microsoft Research in Redmond. In 2015 I will join the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Talented and motivated students interested in theory are encouraged to apply!
On the more personal side: I was born in Varna, Bulgaria, right on the Black Sea coast. On my mother's side I come from a family of Banat Bulgarians. I came to New Jersey in 2004 to study in St. Peter's College: a small Jesuit college in Jersey City. I first came to Rutgers in 2007, for a summer undergraduate research program (which was a great experience).
If you want to be especially friendly, and follow Slavic people's proud tradition of having arbitrary nicknames, you can call me Sasho.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Email: first initial and last name @ cs.rutgers.edu