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# Moses Charikar

# Moses Charikar

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Donald E. Knuth Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Mathematics

# Moses Charikar

Donald E. Knuth Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Mathematics

Moses Charikar is the Donald E. Knuth professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He obtained his PhD from Stanford in 2000, spent a year in the research group at Google, and was on the faculty at Princeton from 2001-2015. He is broadly interested in approximation algorithms (especially the power of mathematical programming approaches), metric embeddings, algorithmic techniques for big data, efficient algorithms for computational problems in high-dimensional statistics and optimization problems in machine learning. He won the best paper award at FOCS 2003 for his work on the impossibility of dimension reduction, the best paper award at COLT 2017 and the 10 year best paper award at VLDB 2017. He was jointly awarded the 2012 Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award for his work on locality sensitive hashing, was named a Simons Investigator in theoretical computer science in 2014, and an ACM Fellow in 2020.

## Education

B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Computer Science and Engineering (1995)

Ph.D., Stanford University, Computer Science (2000)

## Contact

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