Dana Randall

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Dana Randall
Born Queens, New York City
Fields Theoretical computer science
Institutions Georgia Tech
Notable awards Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, Outstanding Service Award, Georgia Tech [1]
Sister, Lisa Randall

Dana Randall is a professor of theoretical computer science at Georgia Tech, where she is the Director of the Algorithms and Randomness Center and the ADVANCE Professor of Computing.


Randall was born in Queens, New York. She graduated from New York City's Stuyvesant High School in 1984.[2] She received her A.B. in Mathematics from Harvard University in 1988 and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1994.[3]

Her sister is theoretical physicist Lisa Randall.


Her primary research interest is analyzing algorithms for counting problems (e.g. counting matchings in a graph) using Markov chains. One of her important contributions to this area is a decomposition theorem for analyzing Markov chains.


In 2012 she became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[4]

She delivered her Arnold Ross Lecture on October 29, 2009, an honor previously conferred on Barry Mazur, Elwyn Berlekamp, Ken Ribet, Manjul Bhargava, David Kelly and Paul Sally.[5]



  1. ^ "Dana Randall wins Institute outstanding service award". Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  2. ^ "Stuyvesant Math Team, Spring 1983". Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  3. ^ http://people.math.gatech.edu/~randall/vita.html
  4. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-1.
  5. ^ "AMS Ross Lectures". 

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