Eric Vigoda is an associate professor of Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 1999. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 2004, he was a faculty member at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on randomized algorithms. His work with M. Jerrum and A. Sinclair on approximating the permanent was a co-winner of the 2006 Fulkerson prize, which is awarded triennially for outstanding publications in discrete mathematics.