Ruidi Cao

Ruidi  Cao
MIT EECS | Morais and Rosenblum Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Ronitt Rubinfeld
Department: EECS
Areas of Research: Theory of Computer Systems
Years: 2020-2021
Research Project Title:

Sublinear Time Algorithms for “Real World Graphs”

abstract:The underlying connectivity in social networks, communications networks and transportation networks are usually modeled as graphs. Algorithms that process such large graphs need to be especially fast, and so it is important to develop parallel algorithms for these basic tasks. Though there has been much study on such parallel algorithms, a recent direction has been to consider the design of more efficient algorithms for special classes of graphs that appear to describe networks that occur in "real life". In this research, we will investigate the possibility of faster parallel algorithms for networks that have such "real life" properties.

"I am participating in SuperUROP because I really enjoy thinking about theoretical problems that can have a real-world impact. With my background in math, studying graph problems is a great fit for my interest. I hope to gain more experience in research by participating in SuperUROP, and I'm really excited to discover where I can make a contribution."