Bio: Virginia Vassilevska is currently a computer science graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University, from which she also received her M.S. Her thesis will be on ``Efficient Algorithms for Path Problems in Weighted Graphs,'' and her advisor is Prof. Guy Blelloch. Her undergraduate work was done at the California Institute of Technology, where she graduated with honors in 2003 with a double major in mathematics and engineering and applied science (CS). She is broadly interested in algorithms, data structures, and approximability, with a particular focus on graph algorithms.
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