Paul Valiant

About Me


I have recently joined the faculty at Brown University, after a postdoc at Berkeley. I am interested in how computational tools and perspectives can address fundamental problems in the other sciences, including the grand challenges of understanding protein folding, evolution, and fluid dynamics. Tackling these problems requires a mix of theoretical insights, an interest in the specifics of the relevent sciences, and large-scale computer resources. This term I am teaching CSCI 2951G: Computational Protein Folding. If you are interested in being my student, please take my course.

More theoretical research directions I have pursued include studying statistical properties of distributions, and cryptographic and algorithmic game theory.

Interests that are more speculative than practical at this point include the brain, and acoustics.