Dana Randall

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Dana Randall
AwardsFellow of the American Mathematical Society
Outstanding Service Award, Georgia Tech[1]
Scientific career
FieldsTheoretical computer science
InstitutionsGeorgia Tech
Sister of Lisa Randall

Dana Randall is an American computer scientist. She works as the ADVANCE Professor of Computing, and adjunct professor of mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is also an External Professor of the Santa Fe Institute.[2] Previously she was executive director of the Georgia Tech Institute of Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS) that she co-founded,[3] and director of the Algorithms and Randomness Center.[4] Her research include combinatorics, computational aspects of statistical mechanics, Monte Carlo stimulation of Markov chains, and randomized algorithms.


Randall was born in Queens, New York. She graduated from New York City's Stuyvesant High School in 1984.[5] 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 under the supervision of Alistair Sinclair.[6]

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.[citation needed]


In 2012 she became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[7]

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.[8]


  • Clustering in interfering models of binary mixtures[9]


  1. ^ "Dana Randall wins Institute outstanding service award". Math.gatech.edu. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  2. ^ "Dana Randall". Santa Fe Institute. Archived from the original on 25 September 2020. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Institute for Data Engineering and Science".
  4. ^ "Algorithms and Randomness Center".
  5. ^ "Stuyvesant Math Team, Spring 1983". Archived from the original on 2011-05-29. Retrieved 2007-10-31.
  6. ^ "Dana Randall : CV". People.math.gatech.edu. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  7. ^ "American Mathematical Society". Ams.org. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  8. ^ "AMS Ross Lectures". Ams.org. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2012-10-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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