About the Authors
Kuan Cheng
Kuan Cheng
Assistant professor
Center on Frontiers of Computing Studies
Peking University
Beijing, China
Kuan Cheng is an Assistant Professor in the Center on Frontiers of Computing Studies at Peking University. He got his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 2019, advised by Xin Li. After that, he was a postdoc hosted by David Zuckerman, at the University of Texas at Austin. He truly had a wonderful time doing research in these two places. Many new ideas, experiences, and happy collaborations were achieved during these years. Kuan has a broad interest in theoretical computer science, including randomness in computation, coding theory, highly efficient algorithms, learning theory, etc. In his spare time, he likes playing soccer, basketball, and skiing. Sometimes he can even play these by himself for a long time. Besides, he likes driving randomly to beautiful places around his living place.
William M. Hoza
William M. Hoza
Postdoctoral fellow
Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA
William M. Hoza is a postdoctoral fellow in Avishay Tal's group at the University of California, Berkeley through the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing. He received his B.Sc. from the California Institute of Technology in 2016, where he received valuable mentorship from Leonard Schulman and Chris Umans. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2021, where he was advised by David Zuckerman. He is especially interested in pseudorandomness and derandomization. As stated on his personal website, he likes pineapple on pizza, and he likes the Star Wars prequel trilogy, but he does not like chocolate.