DR. STEPHAN HOLZER

MIT - POSTDOC

Computer Scientist and Mathematician

About Me

About


Computer Scientist and Mathematician 
Excited about the Theory of Distributed Systems

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Office 32-G678
32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

email: my-last-name at mit .edu
phone: +1 617 253-5866
fax: +1 617 258-8682



If you are interested in doing an UROP with me, contact me at my-last-name at mit .edu.

Research

I develop and analyze efficient algorithms for distributed networks.


Keywords: machine learning (suport vector machines, pattern classification) - big data processing, multi-threaded programming, algorithms, large scale graph analysis - probability theory, statistics, graph theory, algorithmic game theory - high-speed computing, low latency, communication complexity - C++, Java, Python - ACM ICPC

News

Best Paper Award at SIROCCO 2017

Best Paper Award at SIROCCO 2017

With my co-authors Lilika Markatou and Magnus Halldorsson I received the best paper award at the 24th International Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication Complexity for our paper “Leader Election in SINR Model with Arbitrary Power Control”. The conference will take place June 19-22 2017 in Porquerolles, France.

[SIROCCO conference]

Invited Talks 2017 and 2016

Invited Talks 2017 and 2016

April 2017: Plenary Talk at the General Assembly of the Academy of Science and Literatur | Mainz, Germany. November 2016: TED style event at German Consulate General in Boston, invited by German American Business Council, Boston, USA. September 2016: invited talk at the 5th Workshop on Advanced Distributed Graph Algorithms, also in Paris. February 2016: invited talk at the NEXUS workshop at Henri Poincare Institute (IHP) in Paris hosted by Cedric Villani (see video link below).

[Video]
[IHP NEXUS]
[ADGA]

Program Committee Member: SPAA, ICDCN and SSS 2016

Program Committee Member: SPAA, ICDCN and SSS 2016

I am on the program committees of the 28th ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures 2016 (SPAA) and of the 17th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking 2016 (ICDCN) and the 18th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS 2016).

[SPAA 2016]
[ICDCN 2016]
[SSS 2016]

Member: Young Academy | Mainz

Member: Young Academy | Mainz

In March 2016, I was selected to be one of 36 members of the Young Academy of the Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz in Germany (Junge Akademie der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur | Mainz).

[Academy website]

My PhD thesis available at amazon

My PhD thesis available at amazon

Distance Computation, Information Dissemination, and Wireless Capacity in Networks. This dissertation focuses on theoretical and algorithmic aspects of distributed networks.

[Buy at amazon]

Lecturer: MIT Course on Distributed Graph Algorithms

Lecturer: MIT Course on Distributed Graph Algorithms

A new course at MIT created together with Mohsen Ghaffari and Nancy Lynch. In this small course (1 lecture/week), we study the basic techniques for designing, analyzing, and proving the limitations of distributed graph algorithms. The course is technique-oriented and targets graduate students.

[Lecture notes]
[Lecture website]

Nominated for: Global Young Scientist Summit 2016

Nominated for: Global Young Scientist Summit 2016

I was nominated by MIT and selected as one of 2 MIT postdocs to meet 21 Nobel laureates, Turing laureates, Fields laureates and Millennium laureates at the Global Young Scientist Summit (GYSS) 2016 in Singapore.

[GYSS 2016]

Co-Organizer: German American Conference at Harvard

Co-Organizer: German American Conference at Harvard

I am a member of the organizing committee. The 8th annual German American Conference at Harvard University will delve into the most pressing issues in the transatlantic relationship and take the pulse of this critical partnership. With 45 speakers and 900+ participants from many countries and prestigious universities, the German American Conference is the largest student-led conference of its kind in the United States. [Conference website]

Animation of our Algorithm

Animation of our Algorithm

Jukka Suomela animated the algorithm from our paper Optimal Distributed All Pairs Shortest Paths and Applications for his lecture. This algorithm computes shortest paths between all pairs of nodes in time O(n) in the CONGEST model, which we proved to be best possible.

[Animation video]

Mathematical 3D prints available

Mathematical 3D prints available

MO-labs.com creates 3D-prints of the mathematical surfaces from our paper Illustrating the Classification of Real Cubic Surfaces. A great gift for anybody you like! [Buy at MO-labs]

SOFSEM 2015

SOFSEM 2015

I am on the program committee of the 41st International Conference on Current Trends
in Theory and Practice of Computer Science. [SOFSEM 2015 website]

Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2013

Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2013

I was selected to participate in the first Heidelberg Laureate Forum, in which about half of the living Abel, Fields and Turing laureates meet the next generation of promising researchers (200 selected world wide). I also had the pleasure to give an interview in advance. [Heidelberg Laureate Forum website] [Interview].

9th ICE-TCS Theory Day 2013

9th ICE-TCS Theory Day 2013

I was invited to deliver a keynote at the 9th annual Theory Day of the Icelandic Center of Excellence for Theoretical Computer Science.

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PROGRAM COMMITTEES

  • NetSciCom 2017
    Member of the program committee of the 8th Network Science for Communication Networks workshop
  • SPAA 2016
    Member of the program committee of the 27th ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures
  • ICDCN 2016
    Member of the program committee of the 17th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking
  • SSS 2016
    Member of the program committee of the 18th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems
  • SOFSEM 2015
    Member of the program committee of the 41st International Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science
  • GAC 2015
    Member of the program committee of the 8th annual German American Conference at Harvard University


AWARD COMMITTEES

  • 5th Annual MIT Postdocs Share Your Science Fair 2016
    Head of committee (coordinated 18 judges) that selected the top 3 poster submissions from all postdocs at MIT
  • 4th Annual MIT Postdocs Share Your Science Fair 2015
    Member of the committee that selected the top 3 poster submissions from all postdocs at MIT
  • hackMIT 2015
    Judge, selected projects for finals of this international 1,000 participants competition




REVIEWER FOR JOURNALS

  • ACM Transactions on Parallel Computing
  • Algorithmica
  • Distributed Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • Information and Computation
  • Journal of Combinatorial Optimization
  • Journal of Computer and System Sciences
  • Journal of Experimental Algorithmics
  • Journal on Self Computing
  • Parallel Computing
  • SIAM Journal on Computing
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Zentralblatt Mathematik


REVIEWER FOR (ANNUAL) CONFERENCES

  • CoRoNet 
    ACM SIGMOBILE Workshop on Cognitive Wireless Networking
  • DISC 
    International Symposium on Distributed Computing
  • ESA
    European Symposium on Algorithms
  • ICALP 
    International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming
  • ICDCS 
    International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
  • ICDCN
    International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking
  • IPSN 
    ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks
  • MFCS 
    International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
  • MobiHoc
    ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing
  • NetSciCom
    Network Science for Communication Networks
  • PODC 
    ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
  • SODA 
    ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms
  • SOFSEM 
    International Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science
  • SPAA 
    ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures
  • SSS
    International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems
  • STACS 
    International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science
  • STOC 
    ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing

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