# David Durfee

I am a fourth-year Computer Science PhD student in the Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization program at Georgia Tech, advised by Richard Peng. Previously, I completed my undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, majoring in Mathematics and Economics.
My research interests primarily lie in efficient randomized algorithms, graph algorithms, and computational economics.

## Papers

- L1 Regression using Lewis Weights Preconditioning with Kevin A. Lai and Saurabh Sawlani.
* under submission *
- Tight Bounds for Sandpile Transience on the Two-Dimensional Grid up to Polylogarithmic Factors with Matthew Fahrbach, Yu Gao, and Tao Xiao.
*to appear in SODA 2018 *
- Determinant-Preserving Sparsification of SDDM Matrices with Applications to Counting and Sampling Spanning Trees with John Peebles, Richard Peng, and Anup B. Rao.
*IEEE Symposium on the Foundations of Computer Science *(FOCS) 2017. Invited to appear in the SICOMP special issue
- Sampling Random Spanning Trees Faster than Matrix Multiplication with Rasmus Kyng, John Peebles, Anup B. Rao, and Sushant Sachdeva.
*ACM Symposium on the Theory of Computing * (STOC) 2017.
- On Fully Dynamic Graph Sparsifiers with Ittai Abraham, Ioannis Koutis, Sebastian Krinninger, and Richard Peng.
*IEEE Symposium on the Foundations of Computer Science *(FOCS) 2016.
- On the Complexity of Nash Equilibria in Anonymous Games with Xi Chen and Anthi Orfanou.
*ACM Symposium on the Theory of Computing *(STOC) 2015.

## ACO Student Seminar

I am no longer one of the organizers for the ACO Student Seminar, but the current webpage can be found here .

### Contact Information:

ddurfee@gatech.edu
Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Room 2124
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0280

###### Last Modified: Oct. 1, 2017