Steve Skiena

Steve Skiena
Professor of Computer Science, Stony Brook University

Steven Skiena is Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University.
He is the author of four books, including “The Algorithm Design Manual”
and “Calculated Bets: Computers, Gambling, and Mathematical Modeling to
Win”. His research interests include the design of graph, string, and
geometric algorithms, and their applications. His recent work revolves
around trend analysis for news and blogs ( He is a
Fulbright scholar, ONR Young Investigator Award winner, and recipient of
the IEEE Computer Science Undergraduate Teaching Award.


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Steve Skiena (Stony Brook University)
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