# Charlie Carlson

I am a ~3rd year PhD student studying theoretical computer science at the University of Colorado Boulder. My advisor is Alexandra Kolla. I got my MS (working with Alexandra) at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and my bachelorâ€™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 and combinatorial optimization. I am especially interested in using spectral techniques to solve graph problems.

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