Anna R. Karlin
Anna Karlin, Microsoft Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1987. Before coming to the University of Washington, she spent 5 years as a researcher at (what was then) Digital Equipment Corporation's Systems Research Center. Her research is primarily in theoretical computer science: the design and analysis of algorithms, particularly algorithmic game theory, probabilistic and online algorithms. She also works at the interface between theory and other areas, such as economics and game theory, data mining, operating systems, networks, and distributed systems.
Some recent fun activities:
- I spent spring semester as a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, as part of a Special Semester in Algorithmic Game Theory.
- Over the last few years, I have started developing a course for Honors freshman called A Brave New World: The Scientific, Economic and Social Impact of Computer Science.
"The computer is useless. It can only answer questions"
Phone: (206) 543-9344
Fax: (206) 543-2969
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2350