Daniel Spielman

Hertz Fellow: Daniel Spielman

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Area of Study


Fellowship Years

1992 - 1995

Daniel Spielman, PhD, is the Henry Ford II Professor of Computer Science and Statistics and Data Science at Yale University, with secondary appointments in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. He is a Simons Investigator, and a MacArthur Fellow, and the co-director of the Yale Institute of Network Science (YINS). As a Hertz Fellow, Spielman earned his PhD in mathematics at MIT.

Spielman has received many awards, including the 1995 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award, the 2002 IEEE Information Theory Paper Award, the 2008 and 2015 Godel Prize, the 2009 Fulkerson Prize, the 2010 Nevanlinna Prize, and the 2014 Polya Prize. He is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and the National Academy of Sciences. His main research interests include the design and analysis of algorithms, network science, machine learning, digital communications and scientific computing.


1995 - Computationally Efficient Error-Correcting Codes and Holographic Proofs