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Junfeng Yang

Assistant Professor

My research centers on making reliable and secure systems (one-page research statement). Some of my current projects involve efficient and reliable multithreading, tools for the cloud, and operating systems support for reliability. After getting a B.S. from Tsinghua University, I earned my PhD in Dawson Engler's group at Stanford, where I created eXplode, a general, lightweight system for effectively finding storage...

Mihalis Yannakakis

Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor

Mihalis Yannakakis is the Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. Prior to joining Columbia, he was Head of the Computing Principles Research Department at Bell Labs and at Avaya Labs, and Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. Dr. Yannakakis received his PhD from Princeton University. His research interests include algorithms, complexity, optimization,...

David Yao

Piyasombatkul Family Professor

David Yao joined the IEOR Department in 1983, and became a full professor in 1988. He has been an IEEE fellow, and a recipient of many awards, including the Outstanding Paper Prize (2003) from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the Franz Edelman Award (1999) from the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (1999) from IBM, the Guggenheim...

Rafael Yuste


Rafael Yuste is Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience at Columbia University. He was born and educated in Madrid, where he obtained his MD at the Universidad Autónoma in the Fundación Jimenez Diaz Hospital. After a brief research period in Sydney Brenner's group at the LMB in Cambridge, UK, he performed Ph.D. studies with Larry Katz in Torsten Wiesel’s laboratory at Rockefeller University in New York. He...

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