About the Authors
Maria-Florina Balcan
Maria-Florina Balcan
Associate professor
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
Maria-Florina Balcan is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Her main research interests are machine learning, computational aspects in economics and game theory, and algorithms. Her honors include the CMU SCS Distinguished Dissertation Award, an NSF CAREER Award, a Microsoft Faculty Research Fellowship, a Sloan Research Fellowship, and several paper awards. She has held several leadership positions including being a Program Committee Co-chair for COLT 2014, a Program Committee Co-chair for ICML 2016, and a board member of the International Machine Learning Society.
Mark Braverman
Mark Braverman
Department of Computer Science
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Mark Braverman received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2008 under the supervision of Stephen Cook. He is currently a Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. He is interested in most aspects of theoretical computer science — particularly in its connections to other disciplines such as information theory, game theory, and mechanism design. His work has been recognized by an NSF CAREER Award, a Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, and a Presburger Award in Theoretical Computer Science.