Charlie Carlson

I am a senior (6+ years) PhD student studying theoretical computer science at the University of Colorado Boulder. My advisor is Alexandra Kolla. I got my MS (working with Professor Kolla) at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and my bachelor’s degrees at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I have also spent a few semesters at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing.

My research interests include graph theory, algorithm design, complexity theory, approximate counting and combinatorial optimization. I am especially interested in using spectral techniques to solve graph problems and the intersection of statistical physics and theoretical computer science.

For an updated list of my publications and teaching/work experiences please see my curriculum vitae.