Hey! My name is João and I am a post doctoral fellow in the Computer Science Department of CMU, hosted jointly by Vipul Goyal and Venkat Guruswami.
I received my PhD from the Department of Computing of Imperial College London, where I was advised by Mahdi Cheraghchi. During my PhD, I also spent some time at CQT (hosted by Divesh Aggarwal), UIUC (hosted by Olgica Milenkovic), and UMich (hosted by Mahdi Cheraghchi). Before that, I received an MSc in Computer Science from ETH Zurich, where I worked with Ueli Maurer, and a BSc in Applied Mathematics and Computation from Instituto Superior Técnico, where I worked with Paulo Mateus and André Souto.
Research interests: Broadly speaking, I like information theory and theoretical computer science. I currently work on topics related to channels with synchronization errors, coding theory, cryptography, and pseudorandomness.
Email: jlourenc (at) cs.cmu.edu