Gregory Valiant


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I am an Assistant Professor in Stanford's Computer Science Department. Some of my recent projects focus on designing algorithms for accurately inferring information about complex distributions, when given surprisingly little data. More broadly, my research interests are in algorithms, learning, applied probability, and statistics, and evolution. Prior to joining Stanford, I was a postdoc at Microsoft Research, New England, and received my PhD from Berkeley in Computer Science, and BA in Math from Harvard.

My office is 470 Gates.



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I am extremely lucky to advise the following students:
Weihao Kong
Vatsal Sharan
Hongyang Zhang (coadvised with Ashish Goel)
Melody Guan
Shivam Garg
Brian Axelrod (coadvised with Omer Reingold)
Annie Marsden (coadvised with John Duchi)
Neha Gupta (coadvised with Moses Charikar)