Professor of Computer Science
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Research: Main research interests:
(1) Analysis of algorithms, usually under probabilistic assumptions.
Of special interest is the mathematics needed for this analysis.
I have recently written a book on the subject, Analysis of Algorithms -
Mathematical Methods, Computational Tools,
published by Oxford University Press.
Here you go for information about it (including an
I am especially interested in seeing how statistics and statistical inference
can be used in the design and evaluation of algorithms.
(2) the performance evaluation of computer systems, policies of operating
systems -- as in scheduling and managing secondary storage (disk arrays),
synchronization algorithms and protocols.
List of publications, unpublished reports
& research materials:
The following is a filter I wrote and used with gtroff, but it can be used
elsewhere (the file contains the source code, followed by the
manual, in postscript):
An eclectic compilation of formulas I found useful in the analysis of
algorithms (last updated on April 26, 2016) is maintained in
Formulae Collection M. Hofri
Comments to the list will be appreciated and acknowledged!
for the book, Analysis of Algorithms.
Trust and faith are nice and generous; doubt brings you education.
Academic Year 2017-2018:
CS5084: Introduction to algorithms.
CS3043: Social Implications of Information Processing.
PROJECT PROPOSALS are outlined in current
Woodworking: From Fall 2004 to Fall 2007 I was on the Board of
Directors of the Worcester Center for Crafts, and I
still want to advertise it as
one of the gems of the city of Worcester. See about it in
their web site.
Office: Room 133 Fuller Lab.
Email: hofri AT wpi.edu
Office hours: By appointment, best via email.
Preferred times: Mon--Wed 4--5pm