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 will be on leave from 15 February to 30 June 2015. Lent Term 2014/15 office hours are by appointment; please email him.
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