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Dana Moshkovitz, assistant professor in computer science and principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, CSAIL, at MIT

Dana Moshkovitz, assistant professor in computer science and principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, CSAIL, at MIT

Dana Moshkovitz joined the EECS department in August 2010 as an Assistant Professor and a principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). She completed her PhD at the Weizmann Institute, where Ran Raz was her advisor and she was supported by the Adams fellowship of the Israeli Academy of Science. Her dissertation on “Two Query Probabilistically Checkable Proofs with Subconstant Error” co-won the Nessyahu Prize of the Israel Mathematical Union for the best thesis in Mathematics in Israel in 2009. The main paper of the thesis was awarded the Best Paper Award of the Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS) conference of 2008. Dana

Before coming to Weizmann, Dana completed her MSc at Tel-Aviv University, after finishing her undergraduate studies at age 17 at the Open University of Israel. On completing her doctoral studies, Dana moved to Princeton for a two-year post-doctoral program. She spent the first year at Princeton University, and the second year at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Dana Moshkovitz’s research interests lie in theoretical computer science. Her research aims at pushing the limits using algorithms. She is interested in questions such as: what are the limits of approximation algorithms? How powerful are non-deterministic algorithms are? How necessary is randomness?

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