I am super happy to announce that Amir Nayyeri will be joining our faculty at Oregon State next year! Amir completed his Ph.D. with Jeff Erickson at UIUC and has been, for the past year, post-doc’ing at CMU with Gary Miller. Amir is an expert in combinatorial optimization in computational topology and geometry. Not only am I excited to work alongside Amir, but our Graphics and Machine Learning groups are also clamoring for more expertise in this area.
As you know, my only complaint about my professional life here has been loneliness. Amir’s joining us will not only make a huge difference to me, but also my graduate students. The two of us, I’m sure, will look forward to recruiting more TCS faculty to join us in the future.
Oh, it’s just so exciting!