Madhu Sudan

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Madhu Sudan....
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Born (1966-09-12) September 12, 1966 (age 47)
Chennai, India
Alma mater IIT Delhi
University of California, Berkeley
Thesis Efficient Checking of Polynomials and Proofs and the Hardness of Approximation Problems (1992)
Doctoral advisor Umesh Virkumar Vazirani
Doctoral students Yevgeniy Dodis
Notable awards Nevanlinna Prize (2002)
Gödel Prize

Madhu Sudan (born September 12, 1966) is an Indian-American computer scientist. He was professor of computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a member of MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory until 2009.

Career[edit]

He received his bachelor's degree in computer science from IIT Delhi in 1987 and his doctoral degree in computer science at the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. He was a research staff member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York from 1992 to 1997 and moved to MIT after that. Since June 2009, he's been at Microsoft Research New England as a permanent researcher.

Research contribution and awards[edit]

He was awarded the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize at the 24th International Congress of Mathematicians in 2002. The prize recognizes outstanding work in the mathematical aspects of computer science. Sudan was honored for his work in advancing the theory of probabilistically checkable proofs—a way to recast a mathematical proof in computer language for additional checks on its validity—and developing error-correcting codes. For the same work, he received the ACM's Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award in 1993 and the Gödel Prize in 2001. He is a Fellow of the ACM (2008).[1] In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[2]

Sudan has made important contributions to several areas of theoretical computer science, including probabilistically checkable proofs, non-approximability of optimization problems, list decoding, and error-correcting codes.

Personal life[edit]

Madhu has a great passion for animals, especially dogs.

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