Zach Langley

I am a second-year PhD student at Rutgers University, advised by Aaron Bernstein. My research interests are mainly in the theoretical foundations of algorithms, and I am particularly interested in sublinear algorithms and their limitations.

Before coming to Rutgers in 2019, I worked as a software engineer for six years at various companies, most recently on the bioinformatics team at Color. I obtained my B.S. in computer science from RIT in 2013.

See my CV or LinkedIn for more details.


A framework for dynamic matchings in weighted graphs, with Aaron Bernstein and Aditi Dudeja.
STOC 2021.
Improved bounds for distributed load balancing, with Sepehr Assadi and Aaron Bernstein.
DISC 2020. Best Paper Award.
MFCS 2014.
COCOON 2012.

Professional Experience

Color Genomics, Software Engineer, Jul 2017–Jul 2019.
Expa, Developer-in-Residence, Feb 2017–Jun 2017.
Operator, Software Engineer, Apr 2015–Dec 2016.
Twitter, Software Engineer, Sep 2013–Apr 2015.
Google, Software Engineer Intern, May 2013–Aug 2013.