David R. Karger
Computer Science and Artificial
The Stata Center
32 Vassar St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
I am a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the EECS department at MIT.
My primary interest these days is in developing tools that help individuals manage information better. This involves studying people and current tools to understand where the problems are, and creating and evaluating tools that address those problems. I draw on whatever fields can help: information retrieval, machine learning, databases, and algorithms, but most often from human computer interaction.
I begin my career in algorithms and continue to be interested in the topic, particularly in the application of algorithms to real world problems. This has led me to work in systems, networking, and coding and communication.
I have also spent some time working at Akamai and consulting for Google, Microsoft, and Vanu Inc.
My resume is here.
This semester I am teaching 6.856: Randomized Algorithms. I often teach 6854: Advanced Algorithms. I also teach a dance class for PE credit
This site contains, among other things, a list of my publications.