Senior Research Scientist
Mountain View, CA, USA
Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA, USA
Professor of Computer Science
Department of Decision Sciences
Luca's research is in theoretical computer science, with a focus on computational complexity, on the analysis of algorithms, on the foundations of cryptography, and on topics at the intersection of theoretical computer science and pure mathematics.
Luca received the STOC'97 Danny Lewin (best student paper) award, the 2000 Oberwolfach Prize, a 2000 Sloan Fellowship and an NSF CAREER Award. He was an invited speaker at the 2006 International Congress of Mathematicians. In 2019, he received an ERC Advanced Grant.