Department of Computer Science and the College
Lorenzo Orecchia’s research focuses on the design and analysis of algorithms that are both theoretically sound and practically applicable. His work leverages mathematical techniques from a broad spectrum of areas to break long-standing computational barriers. Some of the applications addressed in his research are machine learning, numerical analysis, and combinatorial optimization.
His work has been published in some of the top venues in theoretical computer science, machine learning, and optimization. He received the best paper award at the Association for Computing Machinery–Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Symposium on Discrete Algorithms in 2014.
Orecchia received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and his AB in computer science from Princeton University. Previously, he was an applied mathematics instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an adjunct assistant professor in computer science at Boston University.