Mary Wootters

I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.

I'm interested broadly in theoretical computer science and theoretical aspects of engineering, especially concerning communication, storage, and data processing. More specifically and with some buzzwords, I work in error correcting codes, randomized algorithms, dimension reduction, matrix completion, group testing, and sparse signal processing. Here is a slightly more formal third-person biography.

​Before joining Stanford in Fall 2016, I was an NSF post-doctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University; I received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Michigan in 2014, and a B.A. in math and computer science from Swarthmore College in 2008.

I am extremely fortunate to advise the following PhD students:

Office: Gates 468 and occasionally Packard 253 [Currently working from home due to COVID-19].

Email: marykw AT [If I have not responded to your email within one week it has gotten buried; please resend it.]

Mary Wooters (with one t) is NOT my name, but apparently people google it looking for me so I may as well have it on my website.