Alexandra KollaI am an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department at UC Santa Cruz .
I got my PhD at U.C. Berkeley. My advisor was Umesh Vazirani . After that, I did a postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Study and at Microsoft Research in Redmond. Before joining UCSC, I was a professor at CU Boulder. Here is my Boulder webpage.
Research interests: Spectral Graph Theory, Algorithms, Complexity, Statistical Physics, Convex Programming, Quantum Computing.
I am particularly interested in the use of spectral methods in graph algorithms
Fall 2022 Introduction to Quantum Computing, CSE109/PHYS150.
Spring 2022 Randomized Algorithms, CSE 290A.
Winter 2022 Introduction to Algorithms, CSE 102.