WNCG Seminar Series with Eric Price

Friday, October 31, 2014
11:00am - 12:00pm
UTA 7.532

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Postdoctoral Associate
University of Texas at Austin

Eric Price completed his graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving a Ph.D. in computer science in 2013. Since then, he has been a postdoctoral research fellow at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing and the IBM Almaden Research Center.

Eric's research focuses on making the Fast Fourier Transform, one of the most fundamental algorithms in a variety of disciplines, even faster. Eric’s thesis shows how the sparsity of the Fast Fourier Transform can lead to substantially faster algorithms. His research was featured in Technology Review’s TR10 list of 10 breakthrough technologies of 2012, and his thesis was a recipient of the George M. Sprowls award for best doctoral thesis in computer science at MIT.

Eric also co-created NewsDiffs, which tracks post-publication changes to online news articles. Almost half of all news articles are silently changed after being posted online, and NewsDiffs provides a way to reference old versions and see the changes that have occurred. NewsDiffs has been cited several times by the New York Times to reference old versions of its own articles.