Theory of Computation Laboratory
Faculty at the University of Michigan Computer Science & Engineering Division whose work is in combinatorial optimization, data structures, cryptography, quantum computation, parallel and distributed computation, algorithmic game theory, graph theory, geometry, and combinatorics.
Welcome to the Theory Lab
The Theory Group at the University of Michigan conducts research across many areas of theoretical computer science, such as combinatorial optimization, data structures, cryptography, quantum computation, parallel and distributed computation, algorithmic game theory, graph theory, geometry, and combinatorics. We investigate the value of tradeoffs among fundamental resources such as running time, storage space, randomness, communication, and energy, in both the classical and quantum senses.
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Prospective graduate students
Theory faculty and students work with others from the division, as well as faculty from Mathematics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Operations Engineering, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, and elsewhere in the University.
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Lattice cryptography: A new unbreakable code
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2023 CSE Honors Competition highlights outstanding research by grad students
The competition recognizes PhD students in CSE for their excellent research contributions.
Seven papers by CSE researchers presented at FOCS 2023
The papers authored by CSE researchers appearing at the conference cover a range of topics across theoretical computer science.
Greg Bodwin named Morris Wellman Professor
Bodwin’s research centers around graph theory, combinatorics, and theoretical computer science.