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Alistair Sinclair


Research Areas

  • Theory (THY)
  • Randomized algorithms; applied probability; statistical physics

Research Centers


Alistair Sinclair received his B.A. in Mathematics from St. John's College, University of Cambridge in 1979, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh in 1988. Prior to joining the Computer Science Division at Berkeley, he held a faculty position at Edinburgh and visiting positions at the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science (DIMACS) and the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley. Sinclair was the recipient of the Goedel Prize in 1996, and the Fulkerson Prize in 2006.

Selected Publications