• In fall 2017 I will be teaching a graduate seminar course with Pablo Parrilo on Proofs, beliefs and algorithms through the lens of Sum of Squares. The course will take place on Fridays 10am till 1pm and rotate between Harvard and MIT.

  • Lecture notes for my Spring 2016 crypto course are available.

Selected Publications

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Below are some of my papers, click here to see all my publications:

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Here are some surveys and essays I wrote, see here for all my non-technical writing:


All teaching

Here are some of the courses / lectures I (co) taught (see here for all courses):


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