About the Authors

Amit Deshpande

2-342

77 Mass. Ave.

Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

amitd[ta]mit[da]edu

http://www.mit.edu/~amitd

2-342

77 Mass. Ave.

Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

amitd[ta]mit[da]edu

http://www.mit.edu/~amitd

**Amit Deshpande**is a graduate student in Applied Math at MIT. He did his undergraduate studies at Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI) in India. Apart from math and theory, he enjoys north Indian classical music.

Luis Rademacher

2-331

77 Mass. Ave.

Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

lrademac[ta]math[td]mit[td]edu

http://www-math.mit.edu/~lrademac

2-331

77 Mass. Ave.

Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

lrademac[ta]math[td]mit[td]edu

http://www-math.mit.edu/~lrademac

**Luis Rademacher**is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mathematics at MIT, supervised by Santosh Vempala. His research interests include game theory, matrix approximation, computational lower bounds, and the intersection between geometry and algorithms. He grew up in Chile and enjoys music as a hobby.

Santosh Vempala

College of Computing

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA 30332, USA.

vempala[ta]cc[td]gatech[td]edu

http://www-math.mit.edu/~vempala

College of Computing

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA 30332, USA.

vempala[ta]cc[td]gatech[td]edu

http://www-math.mit.edu/~vempala

**Santosh Vempala**is a professor in the College of Computing and director of the newly formed Algorithms and Randomness Center at Georgia Tech. His research interests, ironically, are in algorithms, randomness, and geometry. He graduated from CMU in 1997 following the advice of Avrim Blum and was at MIT till 2006 except for a year as a Miller fellow at UC Berkeley. He gets unreasonably excited when a phenomenon that appears complex from one perspective turns out to be simple from another.

Grant Wang

Yahoo!

701 First Avenue

Sunnyvale, CA 94089, USA.

gjw[ta]alum[td]mit[td]edu

http://theory.csail.mit.edu/~gjw

Yahoo!

701 First Avenue

Sunnyvale, CA 94089, USA.

gjw[ta]alum[td]mit[td]edu

http://theory.csail.mit.edu/~gjw

**Grant Wang**graduated from MIT in August 2006 with a Ph.D. in computer science. His advisor was Santosh Vempala. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Computer Science in 2001. His research interests are in algorithms, machine learning, and data mining. As of September 2006, he is working at Yahoo!.