About the Authors

Assaf Naor

Professor

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY

naor[ta]cims[td]nyu[td]edu

www.cims.nyu.edu/~naor/

Professor

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY

naor[ta]cims[td]nyu[td]edu

www.cims.nyu.edu/~naor/

**Assaf Naor**'s research focuses on analysis and metric geometry, and their interactions with approximation algorithms and complexity theory. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in 2002, advised by Joram Lindenstrauss. He is a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University, where he has been a faculty member since 2006. Prior to joining the Courant Institute he was a researcher at the Theory Group of Microsoft Research in Redmond WA. Starting fall 2014 he will be a Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University.

Oded Regev

Professor

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY

regev[ta]cims[td]nyu[td]edu

www.cims.nyu.edu/~regev/

Professor

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY

regev[ta]cims[td]nyu[td]edu

www.cims.nyu.edu/~regev/

**Oded Regev**graduated from Tel Aviv University in 2001 under the supervision of Yossi Azar. He spent two years as a postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and one year at the University of California, Berkeley. He recently joined the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and is still trying to get used to life in NYC. His research interests include computational aspects of lattices, quantum computation, and other topics in theoretical computer science.

Thomas Vidick

Assistant Professor

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

vidick[ta]cms[td]caltech[td]edu

cms.caltech.edu/~vidick

Assistant Professor

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

vidick[ta]cms[td]caltech[td]edu

cms.caltech.edu/~vidick

**Thomas Vidick**graduated from UC Berkeley in 2011; his advisor was Umesh Vazirani. His thesis focused on the study of quantum entanglement in multi-prover interactive proof systems and in quantum cryptography. After a postdoctoral scholarship at MIT under the supervision of Scott Aaronson, he moved back to sunny California. He is currently an assistant professor in Caltech's department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, where his research is stimulated by the humbling mark left by the previous occupants of his his office and his neighbors' — Alexei Kitaev and Richard Feynman.