Noah Singer (he/him)
Harvard University
first last (at) college (dot) harvard (dot) edu
@singerng
@singerng_
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About Me

I study computer science and math at Harvard University (Pforzheimer House '22). My research is in theoretical computer science. At Harvard, I am incredibly fortunate to be working with Prof. Madhu Sudan on streaming and communication complexity. In Summer 2021, I will be working at the DIMACS REU with Prof. Eric Allender. In Fall 2021, I will be applying to CS Ph.D. programs. Here is my CV.


Interests

I have broad interests in theoretical computer science, including in complexity, cryptography, and algorithms. Specific interests include using mathematical techniques (e.g. algebra, Boolean Fourier analysis) to answer questions about computation, and studying the role of interaction in computation (e.g. communication complexity, oracle complexity, zero-knowledge proofs).

Papers

  • Streaming approximation resistance of every ordering CSP
    Noah Singer, Madhu Sudan, and Santhoshini Velusamy
    In submission
    arXiv ECCC
  • Point-hyperplane incidence geometry and the log-rank conjecture
    Noah Singer and Madhu Sudan
    In submission
    arXiv
A full list of my papers and other writing may be found here.

Activities

Teaching. I have been a teaching assistant for the following courses:

In CS 121 (Fall 2019 and 2020), I organized guest lectures in the "CS 121.5" advanced section.

Community. Since 2020, I have been a CS Peer Concentration Adviser and Women in CS (WiCS) mentor. In Spring 2019, I worked with Harvard's Digital Literacy Project to teach Scratch and Processing.js to Boston-area middle school students.

Work Experience. In Summer 2019, I worked as a software engineering intern at Airbnb in San Francisco on the Host Growth & Traffic team, where I built a production data pipeline to discover and manage large quantities of Google search advertising keywords targeting Airbnb hosts.

Hobbies

Literature. I love science fiction! My favorite short story is William Gibson's Fragments of a Hologram Rose. Some of my favorite novels are Gibson's Neuromancer, Le Guin's The Dispossessed, Jemisin's The Fifth Season and Robinson's Red Mars.

Music. I listen mostly to electronica, alt rock, dance, and hip hop; my favorite artists include Daft Punk, Ratatat, Gorillaz, Kanye West, and The Strokes. I play classical piano in my free time.

Others. When school's not in session, I spend a lot of time catching up on television, baking, playing tennis, and watching hockey (go Caps!) and basketball.