Brief bio: Boaz Barak is the Gordon McKay professor of Computer Science at Harvard University's John A. Paulson school of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His research interests include all areas of theoretical computer science and in particular cryptography and computational complexity. Previously, he was a principal researcher at Microsoft Research New England, and before that an associate professor (with tenure) at Princeton University's computer science department. Barak has won the ACM dissertation award, the Packard and Sloan fellowships, and was also selected for Foreign Policy magazine's list of 100 leading global thinkers for 2014. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals and is also a member of the Committee for the Advancement of Theoretical Computer Science and the board of trustees of the Computational Complexity Foundation. He wrote with Sanjeev Arora the textbook "Computational Complexity: A Modern Approach".
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