Avrim Blum

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Avrim Blum
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Born (1966-05-27) May 27, 1966 (age 48)
Berkeley, California, USA
Residence Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Fields Computer Science
Institutions Carnegie Mellon University
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisor Ron Rivest
Doctoral students Prasad Chalasani
Santosh Vempala
Carl Burch
Adam Tauman Kalai
John Langford
Nikhil Bansal
Martin Zinkevich
Shuchi Chawla
Brendan McMahan
Nina Balcan
Shobha Venkataraman
Mugizi Rwebangira
Katrina Ligett
Aaron Roth
Known for Co-training

Avrim Blum (born 27 May 1966) is a prominent computer scientist who in 2007 was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery[1] "for contributions to learning theory and algorithms."


Blum attended MIT, where he received his Ph.D. in 1991 under professor Ron Rivest.[2]

Since 1991 he has been a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University.[3]

Avrim is the son of two other famous computer scientists, Manuel Blum and Lenore Blum.[4] Avrim is the father of Alex Blum and Aaron Blum.


His main work has been in the area of theoretical computer science, with particular activity in the fields of machine learning, computational learning theory, algorithmic game theory, and algorithms.

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