Computer Scientist Finds Small-Memory Algorithm for Fundamental Graph Problem

January 1, 2005

Sara Robinson

Important connections are often made serendipitously, by researchers attempting to prove something else. Such was the case in the 1970s when Leslie Valiant, now a professor of computer science at Harvard University, discovered that a type of graph defined by researchers in information theory had important implications for computer science, implications that continue to be explored to this day.

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