Avi Wigderson

Avi Wigderson is a scientific advisor to StarkWare.

Avi Wigderson is a professor of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton and a member of the USA’s National Academy of Sciences since 2013. Wigderson is a recipient of the Nevanlinna Prize (1994) for his work on computational complexity, and of the Gödel Prize (2009). He was elected as an ACM Fellow in 2018 for “contributions to theoretical computer science and mathematics”.

Wigderson did his undergraduate studies at the Technion (Israel). He received his Ph.D. in 1983 for work in computational complexity under the supervision of Richard Lipton at Princeton. He joined the faculty of the Hebrew University in 1986, and in 2003 took up full-time residence at the IAS.

Madhu Sudan

Madhu Sudan is a scientific advisor to StarkWare.

Madhu Sudan is a Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University. Madhu Sudan got his Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology at New Delhi in 1987, and Ph.D from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992. Prior to joining Harvard, Madhu Sudan has worked at IBM, MIT, and Microsoft Research. Madhu Sudan is a recipient of the Nevanlinna Prize (2002) for his work on Probabilistically Checkable Proofs and List-decoding, and a recipient of the 2015 Infosys Foundation Prize in Mathematics. He is a fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and the AMS, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Madhu Sudan’s principal research interests are in reliable communication and computational complexity.

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Swastik Kopparty

Swastik Kopparty is a scientific advisor to StarkWare.

Swastik is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Rutgers University in New Jersey. His research areas include error-correcting codes, computational complexity theory, finite fields, randomness and pseudorandomness. Prior to joining Rutgers, Swastik got his PhD in Computer Science from MIT in 2010, and was a postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton during 2010-2011. He is a recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and the NSF CAREER Award.