About the Authors

Virginia Vassilevska

School of Mathematics

Institute for Advanced Study

virgi[ta]math[td]ias[td]edu

http://www.math.ias.edu/~virgi

School of Mathematics

Institute for Advanced Study

virgi[ta]math[td]ias[td]edu

http://www.math.ias.edu/~virgi

**Virginia Vassilevska**obtained her Ph.D. in 2008 from the computer science department of Carnegie Mellon University under the supervision of Prof. Guy Blelloch. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study. Besides working on various theoretical problems, she enjoys some more practical exercises such as tennis.

Ryan Williams

School of Mathematics

Institute for Advanced Study

ryanw[ta]math[td]ias[td]edu

http://www.math.ias.edu/~ryanw

School of Mathematics

Institute for Advanced Study

ryanw[ta]math[td]ias[td]edu

http://www.math.ias.edu/~ryanw

**Ryan Williams**got his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007. His advisor was Prof. Manuel Blum. Ryan is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study. In his spare time he enjoys having coffee and watching Auburn football.

Raphael Yuster

Department of Mathematics

University of Haifa

raphy[ta]math[td]haifa[td]ac[td]il

http://research.haifa.ac.il/~raphy/

Department of Mathematics

University of Haifa

raphy[ta]math[td]haifa[td]ac[td]il

http://research.haifa.ac.il/~raphy/

**Raphael Yuster**is a professor at the mathematics department of the University of Haifa. His research interests include combinatorics, graph theory, algorithms, and probabilistic methods in combinatorics.