Zeyuan Allen-Zhu is a postdoctoral researcher jointly hosted by Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study. He obtained his B.S. with highest honors in math and physics from Tsinghua University, and he earned his S.M. and Sc.D. in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Jonathan Kelner and Silvio Micali.
He has received several international awards for his algorithms, including gold medals in the International Olympiad in Informatics, second place in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, and the world championship in the USA Computing Olympiad. His doctoral thesis introduced new frameworks for modeling uncertainty in games and designed new optimization tools for building faster algorithms in computer science. His current research interests lie in algorithm design in its broadest sense and in mathematical modeling for physical, social, economic and biological systems.