About the Authors
T. S. Jayram
IBM Almaden Research Center
650 Harry Rd
San Jose, CA 95120.
T. S. Jayram (aka Jayram Thathachar) has been at IBM Research since 1998. He obtained his Bachelors degree in Computer Science from IIT Madras, Chennai and his Masters and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, under the supervision of Paul Beame. He now manages the Algorithms and Computation group at IBM Almaden. His primary research interests are in massive data sets and computational complexity.
Ravi Kumar
Ravi Kumar
Yahoo! Research
701 First Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94089.
Ravi Kumar has been at Yahoo! Research since July 2005. Prior to this, he was a research staff member at the IBM Almaden Research Center in the Computer Science Principles and Methodologies group. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University under Ronitt Rubinfeld in December 1997. His primary interests are web algorithms, algorithms for large data sets, and theory of computation.
D. Sivakumar
Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043.
D. Sivakumar (Siva) is interested in theoretical computer science, organizing the world's information, and everything in between. He has been at Google Research since 2005, before which he was on the Research Staff at the IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA. Before finding his home in the pleasant environs of Northern California, he spent a few years in the steam chamber of Houston, TX, as a member of the faculty of Computer Science at the University of Houston, and a few years in the freezer that is Buffalo, NY, where he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the State University of New York under the wise tutelage of Ken Regan, Jin-Yi Cai, and Alan Selman.