Elena Gribelyuk

Hi! I'm a second-year CS PhD student at Princeton University, where I'm fortunate to be advised by Huacheng Yu . In 2022, I graduated from Columbia University, where I double-majored in mathematics (with honors) and computer science. I'm very lucky to have been advised by Alexandr Andoni, who introduced me to sketching/streaming and inspired me to pursue TCS, and Mikhail Khovanov, who generously shared his love for mathematics with me and provided endless support throughout my work with him.

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During the summers of 2020-2022, I was a mathematics instructor at the King Summer Institute, where I taught the six-week accelerated Pre-Calculus course to 10-15 students. My responsibilities included teaching for 3 hours/weekday, writing all course materials, holding instructor office hours, and meeting with students individually to check in and offer additional help when needed. Also, I have been a teaching assistant for the following courses at Princeton and Columbia University. My responsibilities included grading homework and exams, holding office hours and recitations, writing practice problems, and editing lecture notes.

Lastly, I give lectures and served as a TA for the Columbia Undergraduate Math Society's Introduction to Proofs workshop in Fall 2020 and Fall 2021. This was a 4-week workshop series for undergraduate students that teaches how to write mathematical proofs.


Outside of TCS/math, I love classical music and playing the piano (my favorite composer is Rachmaninoff :)). I'm also passionate about math education, and I am a part-time mathematics instructor at Art of Problem Solving (Princeton location) in my free time.