Madhu SudanMadhu Sudan

I joined Microsoft Research New England in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a Principal Researcher in 2009. Previously, from 1997-2009, I was a faculty member in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT and a member of their Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Even earlier, from 1992-1997, I was a research staff member at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center. My educational degrees were from the Indian Institute of Technology at New Delhi (B.Tech., 1983-1987) and the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D., 1987-1992).


My current research focusses are in Semantic Communication and Property Testing (especially for Algebraic Properties and Error-correcting codes). Broadly I am interested in the interface of Computation and Communication, and in particular in the role of errors in this interface.

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E-mail: madhu -at- microsoft -dot- com