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Research Interests

My research is motivated by challenges in managing and mining massive data sets, networks, and information systems. I apply my expertise in algorithms design, statistics, and optimization to find models and solutions which enhance performance, functionality, and value.

Professional Background

I am a principal researcher at Microsoft Research (Silicon Valley). I am also a visiting full professor at the School of Computer Science in Tel Aviv University (Israel).

I attended Tel Aviv University (Israel) for my undergraduate studies in math, physics, and computer science, graduating in 1985, and continued to obtain an M.Sc. in computer science in 1986, supervised by Michael Tarsi. I then headed to Stanford, CA, where I worked on a Ph.D. in Computer Science, with Andrew Goldberg and Nimrod Megiddo, graduating in 1991. From 1991 to 2012, I was a member of the research staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories , which as a result of a 1997 split, became AT&T Labs Research. In the spring semester of 1997 I visited the Computer Science Division at UC Berkeley. My visit was supported by an NSF grant.


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Edith Cohen, edith (at) cohenwang (period) com

Last Edited: September, 2014