Chair of Management Science and Mathematics
Faculty Group: Operations Research
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.
Phase transitions in random structures including random graphs and formulae
Average-case analysis of algorithms
Graph theory, combinatorics, and the probabilistic method
Applications in operations research, biology, physics, auctions, and other areas
Professor Sorkin's Office hours for Michaelmas Term 2014/15 are as follows. Please check online and if possible confirm via email prior to the meeting, though walk-in's are welcome. Other times are possible by appointment only.
Wednesday 8th October 11:30 - 12:30
Wednesday 15th October 14:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 22nd October 14:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 29th October 14:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 5th November 14:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 12th November By Arrangement - please email me.
Wednesday 29th November 15:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 26th November 15:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 3rd December 15:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10th December 15:00 - 16:00
Complete list of publications