Eli Upfal's general research area is theory of computation—trying to apply rigorous mathematical tools to the design and analysis of computer algorithms. He is particularly interested in applications of probability theory and combinatorics to this area.
Recent work includes: Developing probabilistic techniques for studying the long-term behavior of dynamic computer processes such as communication, load balancing, cashing, and paging; a novel combinatorial design improving the design of sequencing by hybridization (SBH) microchips; and stochastic analysis of commodity trading strategies.
Before coming to Brown in 1998 Professor Upfal was a researcher and project manager at the IBM Almaden Research Center in California and, before that, a professor at the Weizmann Institute in Israel. He received an undergraduate degree in mathematics and statistics and a doctorate in computer science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.
ELI UPFAL, Ph.D.
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