About the Authors
Nikhil Bansal
Nikhil Bansal
Dept. of Math. and Computer Science
Eindhoven University of Technology
The Netherlands
Nikhil Bansal graduated from CMU in 2003; his advisor was Avrim Blum. His research has focused on approximation and online algorithms for scheduling and other optimization problems. He worked at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center from 2003-2011, where he also managed the Algorithms Group for some time. He recently moved to the Netherlands, and is still getting used to the idea that he can bike to anywhere without being run down by cars and trucks.
Ho-Leung Chan
Ho-Leung Chan
Department of Computer Science
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ho-Leung Chan obtained his Ph.D. from The University of Hong Kong in 2007; his advisor was Tak-Wah Lam. His research interest is mainly in energy-efficient scheduling and other scheduling problems.
Dmitriy Katz
Dmitriy Katz
Research Staff Member
IBM T.J. Watson, Yorktown, New York
Dmitriy Katz graduated from MIT in 2008. His advisors were were Dimitris Bertsimas and David Gamarnik. His research interests lie in several areas of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, including questions of decidability, combinatorial counting, queueing theory, and optimization.
Kirk Pruhs
Kirk Pruhs
Computer Science Dept.
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Kirk Pruhs received his Ph.D. in 1989 from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He is currently a professor of computer science at the University of Pittsburgh. His current research interests are in algorithmic problems related to resource management, scheduling, and sustainable computing. Within the algorithmic scheduling community, he is widely recognized as the leading expert on Mafia.