Andrej Bogdanov

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I am an associate professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, which I joined in 2008. Previously I was a postdoc at ITCS at Tsinghua University, DIMACS at Rutgers University, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. I got my B.Sc. and M.Eng. degrees from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology and my Ph.D. at UC Berkeley. I spent some time as a Visiting Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2013 and at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing in 2017.

My research is in computational complexity and the foundations of cryptography. I like to work on pseudorandomness, one-way functions, property testing, and pretty much anything with discrete probability in it.

I run the theory lunches at CUHK and ITCSC activities like the 2016 China Theory Week and the annual Winter School for computer science undergraduates in Asia and the somewhat irregular seminar (with Chandra Nair). If you are interested in giving a talk or participating, please send me an email.


Graduate students

My current research is concerned with the complexity-theoretic foundations of cryptography, parallel implementations of cryptographic primitives, randomness and pseudo-randomness in computation and communication, and sublinear time algorithms.

My master's thesis was in formal verification. It was awarded an honorable mention for best M.Eng. thesis in Computer Science at MIT in 2001.

I am serving on the program committee of FOCS 2017 and was previously involved in China Theory Week 2016, TCC 2016A and B, FSTTCS 2015, CCC 2015, ProvSec 2014, TAMC 2013, RANDOM 2012, FAW-AAIM 2012, CATS 2010, STOC 2009 and China Theory Week 2008.





Sublinear time algorithms

Other works

Research grants