About the Author
R. Ryan Williams
R. Ryan Williams
Associate professor
Electrical Engineering and
    Computer Science
MIT, Cambridge, MA
R. Ryan Williams received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007, advised by the incomparable Manuel Blum. Up until recently, he lived on the Stanford campus, where marble-sized tomatoes grew on his balcony. Nowadays, he has no balcony and no tomatoes, but at least he can afford a place larger than a closet. He does not understand everyone else's distinction between algorithms and complexity.