I am the Eugene Higgins Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, where I have been on the faculty since 1986. I work in the field of Natural Algorithms. I have held research and faculty positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, College de France, Carnegie-Mellon University, Brown University, Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Normale Superieure, University of Paris, INRIA, Xerox Parc, DEC SRC, and NEC Research, where I was the president of the Board of Fellows for many years. I have served on the editorial board of more than a dozen scientific journals. I received my Ph.D in computer science from Yale University in 1980. The author of the book, The Discrepancy Method, I am a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the European Academy of Sciences, and the recipients of three Best Paper awards from the scientific organization SIAM.

What will students be able to take away from your classes?

Basic knowledge of linear algebra and its applications.

What attracted you to the Keller Center?

Reinforcing links between Keller and Computer Science.