Sarah Cannon

College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology


I am a final year Ph.D. student in Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization at Georgia Tech, based in the School of Computer Science and advised by Dana Randall. My research focuses on mathematical foundations of Markov chains for problems from discrete geometry, most recently with applications to statistical physics and distributed computing.

I was a 2015 recipient of the Simons Award for Graduate Students in Theoretical Computer Science, awarded to ten or fewer students nationally each year. Additionally, I am an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and was previously a Clare Boothe Luce Outstanding Graduate Fellow. I completed a B.A. in Mathematics at Tufts University in 2012 and an M.Sc. in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science at the University of Oxford in 2013.