I am a fifth-year PhD student in the Theory Group at UC Berkeley, generously supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and a Chancellor's Fellowship.
Before coming to Berkeley, I got my B.S. in CS/Math from Georgia Tech.
I am interested in the design and analysis of randomized algorithms, Markov chain Monte Carlo methods and in the computational implications of phase transitions. My advisor is Alistair Sinclair. |

**Email:** ablanca (at) cs (dot) berkeley (dot) edu

**Office:** 635 Soda Hall, UC Berkeley

Here is my CV.

Dynamics for the mean-field random-cluster model (with A. Sinclair)

Phase Coexistence and Slow Mixing for the Hard-Core Model on Z^2 (with D. Galvin, D. Randall, and P. Tetali)

On Universal Cycles for new Classes of Combinatorial Objects (with A.P. Godbole)