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Dr. Steven Skiena

Stony Brook University
Distinguished Teaching Professor of Computer Science
Steven Skiena is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University. His research interests include the design of graph, string, and geometric algorithms, and their applications (particularly to biology). He is the author of six books, including “The Algorithm Design Manual,” “The Data Science Design Manual”, and “Who’s Bigger: Where Historical Figures Really Rank”.

Skiena received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois in 1988, and the author of over 150 technical papers. He is a former Fulbright scholar, and recipient of the ONR Young Investigator Award and the IEEE Computer Science and Engineer Teaching Award. More info at http://www.cs.stonybrook.edu/~skiena/