About the Authors
Alessandro Chiesa
Alessandro Chiesa
Assistant professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA
Alessandro Chiesa graduated from MIT in 2014; his advisor was Silvio Micali. He was a postdoc at ETH Zurich between 2014-2015. Since then, he has been a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley. He is interested in all kinds of proof systems, information theoretic and cryptographic.
Peter Manohar
Peter Manohar
Ph.D. student
Computer Science Department
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Peter Manohar is a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Venkat Guruswami. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in EECS in 2019 where he was advised by Professors Alessandro Chiesa and Ren Ng. He is broadly interested in complexity theory and cryptography, specifically in topics such as probabilistically checkable proofs, property testing, coding theory, and sum-of-squares.
Igor Shinkar
Igor Shinkar
Assistant professor
School of Computing Science
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C. Canada
Igor Shinkar is an assistant professor in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel in 2014 under the supervision of Irit Dinur. He spent two years as a postdoc at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, and two years as a postdoc at UC Berkeley. His research is in theoretical computer science, discrete mathematics, probability, and the interplay between them.