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Professor Gregory Sorkin

Chair of Management Science and Mathematics


Professor Sorkin joined the department in 2010 following 20 years at IBM Research, New York. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley and an AB in Mathematics from Harvard. He is an IBM Master Inventor and made key contributions to the IBM Antivirus product, to optimising the manufacture of 'multilayer ceramic modules', and to a number of transportation optimisation projects for IBM and its clients.

Research interests

  • Combinatorial optimization
  • Phase transitions in random structures including random graphs and formulae
  • Average-case analysis of algorithms
  • Exponential-time algorithms
  • Graph theory, combinatorics, and the probabilistic method
  • Applications in operations research, biology, physics, auctions, and other areas

Recent publications

Complete list of publications