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Robert Krauthgamer (רוברט קראוטגמר)

Faculty member
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
The Weizmann Institute of Science

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RESEARCH

Interests. I am mostly interested in Analysis of Algorithms. Some more specific areas are: Data Analysis and Massive Data Sets, Combinatorial Optimization, Approximation Algorithms and Hardness of Approximation Average-case Analysis and Heuristics, Embeddings of Finite Metrics, Routing and Peer to Peer networks. I also have a broad general interest in Discrete Mathematics and High-Dimensional Geometry.

Publications. Most of my papers are available online: Chronologically or by keyword.
It includes slides of additional talks (e.g. more introductory).


SERVICE

Journal Editorial.
SIAM Journal on Computing (SICOMP), Associate Editor (since 2012).
Theory of Computing, an open-access journal, Managing Editor (since 2007), and Editorial Board Member (2004-2007).

Conferences Program Committees. HALG 2018 (PC chair), ICALP 2018, ESA 2017, HALG 2017, IPDPS 2017, FOCS 2016, HALG 2016, SODA 2016 (PC chair), SIMBAD 2015, SODA 2015, ICALP 2014, SIMBAD 2013, STOC 2013, ICML 2012, ITCS 2012, SIMBAD 2011, APPROX 2011, SODA 2010, APPROX 2009, APPROX 2007, STOC 2007, RANDOM 2005, STOC 2004, APPROX 2003.

List of accepted papers to SODA 2016 and accepted papers with abstracts. Here is a version with with links to full papers (when available publicly).

Workshop Organization. Sublinear Algorithms and Nearest-Neighbor Search (Simons Institute 2018), Sublinear Algorithms (Johns Hopkins 2016), Sublinear Algorithms (Bertinoro 2014), Weizmann-Warwick Meeting 2012, Warwick-Weizmann workshop 2011, Sublinear Algorithms (Bertinoro 2011), Weizmann-Warwick Meeting 2010.

Other.
Steering Committee member, European Symposia on Algorithms (ESA) conference.
Steering Committee member, Highlights of Algorithms (HALG) conference.
Organizer of Weizmann's TheoryLunch (email me to join the mailing list).
Coordinator of the Foundations of computer science (aka theory) seminar (2009-2017, joint with Moni Naor).
Coordinator of Ulpanot de Shalit in Mathematics and Computer Science (2011-2012 and 2015-2016, joint with Dmitry Novikov / Dima Gourevitch / Shahar Dobzinski), a workshop for select undergraduate students.
Treasurer of the Israel Mathematical Union (2009-2010).


TEACHING


STUDENTS

MSc Students.
Yevgeny Levanzov, current.
Yosef Pogrow, current.
Otniel van Handel, 2016, Vertex Cover Approximation in Data Streams.
Chen Attias, 2016 (supervised jointly with Retsef Levi, MIT), Combinatorial Optimization Problems with Testing.
Noa Loewenthal, 2014, Exploiting temporal information for detecting communities in social networks.
Dmitry Kogan, 2014, Sketching Cuts in Graphs and Hypergraphs.
Inbal Rika, 2013, Mimicking Networks and Succinct Representations of Terminal Cuts.
Nimrod Talmon, 2012, Selection in the Presence of Memory Faults, With Applications to In-place Resilient Sorting.
Tamar Zondiner, 2012, Eliminating Steiner Vertices in Graph Metrics.

PhD Students.
Chen Attias, current (supervised jointly with Boaz Nadler).
Ohad Trabelsi, current (supervised jointly with Eden Chlamtac, BGU).
Inbal Rika, current.
Arnold Filtser, current (at BGU, supervised jointly with Ofer Neiman).
Lior Kamma, 2017, Algorithms for Graphical Vertex Sparsifiers.

Postdocs.
Shaofeng Jiang, 2017-today.
Nimrod Talmon, 2015-today.
Bundit Laekhanukit, 2015-2017 (jointly with Uriel Feige).
Rajesh Chitnis, 2014-2017 (jointly with Uriel Feige).
Gilad Tsur, 2011-2013.
Tsvi Kopelowitz, 2011-2013.
Michael Dinitz, 2010-2013 (jointly with David Peleg).
Lee-Ad Gottlieb, 2008-2010.


USEFUL LINKS

Local events:

Local groups, seminars, etc.

Theoretical Computer Science Resources

Other links


CONTACT INFORMATION

Office: Ziskind Building #222
Phone: 08-9344281
Fax: 08-9344122 (to my attention)
Mailing Address: Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, The Weizmann Institute of Science, 234 Herzel St., P.O.B. 26, Rehovot 76100, ISRAEL.
Email: robert.krauthgamer@weizmann.ac.il