Daniel Alan Spielman is the Sterling Professor of Computer Science,
and Professor of Statistics and Data Science, and of Mathematics at
Yale. He received his B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from
Yale in 1992, and his Ph.D in Applied Mathematics from M.I.T. in
1995. After spending a year as an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral
Fellow in the Computer Science Department at U.C. Berkeley, he
became a professor in the Applied Mathematics Department at M.I.T.
He moved to Yale in 2005.
He has received many awards, including the 1995 ACM Doctoral
Dissertation Award, the 2002 IEEE Information Theory Paper Award, the
2008 and 2015 Godel Prizes, the 2009 Fulkerson Prize, the 2010
Nevanlinna Prize, the 2014 Polya Prize, the 2021 NAS Held Prize, a Simons
Investigator Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship. He is a Fellow of the
Association for Computing Machinery and a member of the National
Academy of Sciences and the Connecticut Academy of Science and
Engineering. His main research interests include the design and
analysis of algorithms, network science, machine learning, digital
communications and scientific computing.