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Fall 2018 Office HoursResearch Interests (Keywords)Research Group Name (if any)Info paragraph
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BoazBarakMD 329
Both drop in and sign up hours; see http://www.boazbarak.org/contact
Theoretical CS, Complexity, Cryptography, AlgorithmsTheory of ComputationMy research is in theoretical computer science - complexity, cryptography, and algorithms. To work with me, students will typically need strong mathematical and theoretical CS background, with advanced courses such as CS22x under their belt. However, if a student has an idea for a research project they'd like to pursue, I'm always happy to hear about it.
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DavidBrooksMD 141M/F 11:30am-NoonComputer Hardware/Software System Design, Architectures for mobile computing, machine learning, roboticsVLSI and Computer Architecture Group
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YilingChenMD 233Tuesdays 10-11 or by appointmentSocial computing, interplay of economics and machine learning, multi-agent systems, algorithmic game theoryEconCS
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StephenChongMD 145
See https://people.seas.harvard.edu/~chong/#officehours
Programming languages, securityProgramming LanguagesMy research focuses on programming languages and security, and the intersection of these areas. Typically, students should have taken CS152 or CS153 in order to do research with me. Consider taking CS252 as a way to try out some PL/Security related research project!
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DavidCoxNW 219.40on leaveMachine Learning, Machine Vision, Computational Neuroscience
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FinaleDoshi-VelezMD 219Machine Learning and Sequential Decision-Making, Data Science, HealthData to Actionable Knowledge (DtAK)
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CynthiaDworkMD 349on leaveDifferential privacy, statistical validity in adaptive data analysis, and fairness in classification
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KrzysztofGajosMD 251
Sign up on http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~kgajos/ (see link on left "sign up online")
Human-Computer Interaction, Crowd-powered systems, Creativity, Intelligent interactive systemsIntelligent Interactive Systems
My research interests are primarily in Human-Computer Interaction. Take a look here http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~kgajos/prospectiveUgrads.shtml to learn more how you can join us and to see examples of work done by other Harvard undergraduates who worked with us.
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ElenaGlassmanMD 241sign up for a slotHuman-Computer Interaction, program analysis at scale, inductive programming, human learning at scale, visualization
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StevenGortlerMD 243wed 11:00-12:00Computer Graphics, Rigidity TheoryMy main research focus is on the geometry of points in space and distances between some pairs of these points. For example, If I am told only some of the pair distances, what can I know about the (relative) positions of the various points. This has applications in a variety of inverse problems and also in the study of materials. The background to work on these is mathematical maturity (the more the better). I also am happy to advise a computer graphics related project, especially if you come with some idea of what you wish to explore.
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BarbaraGroszMD 249on leaveCollaborative multi-agent systems, Health care ITAIRG, HealthIT Reading Group
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StratosIdreosMD 139M/W 10:15-11:00am, T/Th/F 2:00-2:45pmData systems, Data exploration, look at DASlab webpage for more detailsDASlabMy research focuses on data system design, investigating how we can make it easy and even automatic to design new systems with applciations in Big Data, NoSQL, and Data Science. Good knowledge of data structures, algoritms and systems programming is needed. Students should first take 165 and 265.
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EddieKohlerMD 327Wednesdays 4-5:30 pm Systems, databases, Web programming, software engineering
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ScottKuindersmaMD 151on leaveRobotics, optimization, control, estimationAgile Robotics LabMy research is about designing algorithms that improve the speed, agility, and stability of robots that dynamically interact with the world. Our work builds on ideas from optimization, control, nonlinear systems, and machine learning, so students with prior exposure to one or more of these areas would be in a stronger position to join one of our projects.
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H.T.KungMD 225M/W 5:45-6:45pmComputing, communications and sensing; embedded deep learning algorithms and architecgtures; and wireless networking
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HenryLeitner51 BrattleTuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to NoonLearning Engineering, emerging technologies for effective online teaching and learning
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HarryLewisMD 237on leaveTheoretical CS, Social implications of CS, Education
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DavidMalanMD 129https://cs.harvard.edu/malan/hours/computer science education, distance learning, collaborative learning, computer-assisted instruction
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JamesMickensMD 335Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pmDistributed systems, security, web services, operating systemsBroadly speaking, my research involves systems and security: how do we build large, complex pieces of software, and how do we ensure that the software is efficient, secure, and debuggable? My recent research has focused on web services, both in terms of the client-side (i.e., the web browser) and the server-side (e.g., distributed storage architectures). See my website (https://mickens.seas.harvard.edu/research) for more details. Students who want to do research with me should first take either CS 161 or CS 263 (ideally both).
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MichaelMitzenmacherMD 331
Generally 2-3 Mon-Thu, but best to e-mail to check that I will be in on any given day
Algorithms, Networks, Communication, Random Processes, Systems, SecurityTheory of ComputationMy research spans a wide range, focusing on algorithms and random processes, but branching out to networking, data science, and statistics. Typically, students will either need a strong mathematical and theoretical CS bakcground to work with me, although in the right circumstances I am happy to help if there is an application problem that requires some theoretical backing. Interested students are highly encouraged to take CS222, but students with a project in mind where I can be a good fit are welcome to come see me.
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SusanMurphySC 316.05by appointmentSequential Decision Making, Experimental Design, Mobile HealthStatistical Reinforcement Learning LabMy research focuses on reinforcement learning algorithms for use in mobile health. This is a setting in which wearables and/or smartphones collect data and deliver interventions to users. Students should have taken CS180 or CS182 or CS279 or CS281
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RadhikaNagpalMD 235By appointmentBio-inspired Robotics and AI, Gender/racial equity and science-civic engagementSelf-Organizing Systems Research
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JelaniNelsonMD 125on leaveTheoretical Computer Science, AlgorithmsTheory of Computation
My research focuses on algorithms for large data sets. Specific directions include (1) streaming algorithms, which answer queries over
databases that stream while using memory much less than what would be required to store all the data seen, and (2) dimensionality reduction methods, which can be applied to high-dimensional data sets (such as data with many features in machine learning) while approximately preserving geometry in a way that is sufficient for downstream applications. Students should have taken and enjoyed CS 124, and ideally CS 226 as well.
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DavidParkesMD 229M 1-2p, from 9/17E-Commerce, Multi-agent systems, Social computing, AIEconCSMy group works at the interface of AI and economics, including many questions related to markets, coordination, information, preferences, marketing, pricing, and so forth. We are also interested in questions related to fairness in AI and ML, value-aligned AI, and human-machine collaboraton.
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HanspeterPfisterMD 227By appointment. Email michaela@seas.harvard.edu. Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer VisionVisual Computing GroupMy group explores and provides visual analysis tools and methods to help scientists and researchers better process and understand large, multi-dimensional data sets in various domains such as neuroscience, genomics, systems biology, astronomy, and medicine. We do computer science research in visualization, computer vision, human-computer interaction, and computer graphics. You can get involved as long as we both agree that your background and interests are a good match for our projects.
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AlexanderRushMD 217Monday 3-4:30Natural language processing, Machine Learning, Deep LearningAIRG
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StuartShieberMD 245Posted on my home pageNatural-language processing, Computational linguistics, Scholarly communicationAIRG
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YaronSingerMD 239Mondays 1:30-2:30Networks, Game theory, Algorithms, Optimization, Machine learning
EconCS, Theory of Computation, Machine Learning
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MikeSmithMD 219On sabbatical, OH by appointmentCompilers, computer architecture, and other fun stuff
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MadhuSudanMD 339on leaveTheories of Communication and ComputationTheory of ComputationMy research is in theoretical computer science - I am interested in problems related to reliable and efficient communication between players, and also interested in problems where algebra plays a central role in the solution. (Note that the connective between the two classes of problems is an OR.) To work with me a student should have a strong mathematical background and be interested in proving theorems.
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SalilVadhanMD 337See calendar on home pageData Privacy, Complexity, Pseudorandomness, CryptographyTheory of Computation
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LeslieValiantMD 351Thursdays 1.30-2.30, or by appointmentComputational Complexity, Machine Learning, Parallel Computation, Evolution, Computational NeuroscienceTheory of ComputationMy research is in theoretical computer science and its relations to learning, evolution, intelligence and neuroscience. I have worked with students with strong mathematical and theoretical CS backgrounds, particularly those who have done CS22x's courses.
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JamesWaldoMD 127Tu/Th 3-5, MD 127, or by appointmentData Privacy, Distributed Systems, Software EngineeringMy research focues on the de-identification of large data sets while preserving their statistical characteristics, and on mining information from social networks such as Twitter to determine trends in politics. I've also done projects in cyber security, technology policy, and technology and ethics (not all at once, but each individually).
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Minlan YuMD 137Mondays 1:30-2:30 or by appointmentNetworking, Systems, cloud computingMy research focuses on improvimng the performance, reliability, and managability of networked infrastructure in the cloud. My research often combines theoretical techniques (optimization,data structures) with systems building (hacking kernels, programmable devices). Students who would like to work with me should first take CS61 or CS143. I'm also starting a new course on cloud networking and computing in spring 19.
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ToddZicklerBy appointmentVision, graphicsMy research is about sensing the world with light. It focuses on computer vision and computational imaging, and it relates to computer graphics, applied optics, and human perception. Students doing research with me have a strong mathematical background, and they have typically taken CS283.
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JonathanZittrainGriswold 505OH by appointment to a2jz@law.harvard.eduCybersecurity; mesh and ad-hoc networking; open access; link and data persistence and integrity; Internet and digital policyBerkman Klein Center for Internet & SocietyI study the architecture of the Internet and the ways in which it is developed or used to influence it uses and users. I direct the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, as well as Harvard Law School Library (which includes the Library Innovation Lab). I'm also involved in the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence initiative, joint with MIT. Undergrads have worked with me as research assistants, teaching assistants, and co-authors. Feel free to reach out directly to me or to Becca Tabasky at BKC, <rtabasky@cyber.harvard.edu>, for more details. We have a summer internship program, with information at <http://cyber.harvard.edu/getinvolved>.
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