Principal Research Scientist
Computational Number Theory, Arithmetic Geometry
Andrew Sutherland received an S.B. in mathematics from MIT in 1990. Following a successful career as an entrepreneur in the software industry, he returned to MIT, completing his Ph.D. in mathematics in 2007 under the supervision of Michael Sipser and Ronald Rivest. He was awarded the George M. Sprowles Prize for his thesis. After joining the MIT Department of Mathematics as a research scientist in 2009, Sutherland was promoted to Principal Research Scientist in 2012.
Sutherland's main research focus is computational aspects of number theory and arithmetic geometry; in 2012 he was awarded the Selfridge Prize for his work in these areas. He has played a key role in several large scale collaborations in number theory, including the Polymath project on Bounded Gaps Between Primes, the L-functions and Modular Forms Database, and the Simons Collaboration on Number Theory, Arithmetic Geometry, and Computation. He currently serves as an editor of Mathematics of Computation, Editor in Chief of Research in Number Theory, and Managing Editor of the L-Functions and Modular Forms Database.