# Virginia Vassilevska Williams

From Thermodynamics of Computation

**Biography:** My research applies combinatorial and graph theoretic tools to various computational domains. My recent work has focused on the following domains: designing algorithms for shortest paths, pattern detection and other computational problems in graphs and matrices, reducing fundamental computational problems to one another in a fine-grained way, sometimes showing equivalences, studying how much graph distance information can be compressed, and computational issues in social choice: when and how can one efficiently manipulate elections, tournaments and competitions, how to measure the quality of a voting rule, etc.

**Field(s) of Research:** Computer Science Engineering to Address Energy Costs, Computer Science Theory