About the Authors
Joshua Brody
Joshua Brody
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA, USA
Joshua Brody, graduated from Dartmouth College in 2010; his advisor was Amit Chakrabarti. The subject of his thesis was communication complexity. Since graduating, his research interests have broadened to streaming algorithms, property testing, and data structure lower bounds. He was introduced to computer science by his father, who taught him to count on his fingers in binary when he was four years old. He spends most of his spare time with his children, who are good at math but don't seem to share his interest in counting in binary.
Jae Tak Kim
Jae Tak Kim
Mountain View, CA, USA
jkim17[ta]swarthmore[td]edu linkedin.com/in/jae-tak-kim
Jae Tak Kim graduated Swarthmore College in 2022, with a B.A. in computer science. During his undergraduate studies, he worked on research areas in query complexity theory and static programm analysis. In his free time, he enjoys climbing, reading, and listening to music. Jae Tak Kim currently works at Google, where he is a software engineer.
Peem Lerdputtipongporn
Peem Lerdputtipongporn
Ph.D. student
Statistics Department
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Peem Lerdputtipongporn is a Ph.D. candidate in Statistics and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. His advisors are David Choi and Nynke Niezink. His parents named him “Peem,” a short Thai word that means “commanding respect,” to offset the fact that he was born underweight. He received a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Swarthmore College in 2021. At Swarthmore, he worked with Professor Joshua Brody on Query Complexity and Professor Steve Wang on Statistical Paleontology. His current interests are algorithmic fairness and statistical machine learning.
Hariharan Srinivasulu
Hariharan Srinivasulu
Palantir Technologies
New York, NY, USA
Hariharan Srinivasulu is a 2022 graduate of Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Physics and Computer Science. He was named after a Hindu deity, although he suspects his name was inspired by one of his dad’s favorite musicians. He was born and brought up in Chennai, India, and moved to the US for his undergraduate studies. He was mentored by Mike Brown and Joshua Brody at Swarthmore, and has done research in the areas of Computational Plasma Physics and Query Complexity. He hopes to enter a career in research in the future and is interested in areas such as quantum computing and distributed systems. Hariharan currently works for Palantir Technologies as a software engineer.