Grant Schoenebeck


I am an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Division at the University of Michigan.

NSF CAREER Award Recipient
Google Faculty Award Recipient
Facebook Faculty Award Recipient
NSF Algorithms in the Field Grant Recipient

Research Interests:

theoretical computer science, the intersection of computer science and social networks, the intersection of computer science and economics, linear and semidefinite programs, NP-complete optimization problems, computational complexity theory

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Buying Private Data without Verification
a. Ghosh, K. Ligett, A. Roth, G. Schoenebeck.
EC '14

Characterizing Strategic Cascades on Networks.
T. Martin, G. Schoenebeck, M. Wellman
EC '14

Graph Isomorphism and the Lasserre Hierarchy.
P. Codenotti, G. Schoenebeck, A. Snook
arXiv '14

Better Approximation Algorithms for the Graph Diameter.
S. Chechik, D. H. Larkin, L. Roditty, G. Schoenebeck, R. E. Tarjan, V. V. Williams
SODA '14 to appear

Potential Networks, Contagious Communities, and Social Network Structure.
G. Schoenebeck
WWW '13

Conducting Truthful Surveys, Cheaply
A. Roth, G. Schoenebeck.
EC '12

Finding Overlapping Communities in Social Networks: Toward a Rigorous Approach
S. Arora, R. Ge, S. Sachdeva, G. Schoenebeck
EC '12

Social Learning in a Changing World
R. Frongillo, G. Schoenebeck, O. Tamuz
Wine '11

General Hardness Amplification of Predicates and Puzzles
T. Hollenstein, G. Schoenebeck
TCC '11

Constrained Non-monotone Submodular Maximization: Offline and Secretary Algoritms.
A. Gupta, A. Roth. G. Schoenebeck, K. Talwar.
WINE '10

The Limitations of Linear and Semidefinite Programs
G. Schoenebeck
PhD Thesis, 2010

Optimal Testing of Reed-Muller Codes
A. Bhattacharyya, S. Kopparty, G. Schoenebeck, M. Sudan, D. Zuckerman
FOCS '10.

Detecting Spam in a Twitter Network.
S. Yardi, D. Romero, G. Schoenebeck. d. boyd.
First Monday '10

Reaching Consensus on Social Networks
E. Mossel, G. Schoenebeck
ICS '10.

On the Complexity of Nash Equilibria of Action-Graph Games
C. Daskalakis, G. Schoenebeck, G. Valiant, P. Valiant
Soda '09.

Linear Level Lasserre Lower Bounds for Certain k-CSPs
G. Schoenebeck.
FOCS '08

Tight Integrality Gaps for Lovasz-Schrijver LP Relaxations of Vertex Cover and Max Cut
G. Schoenebeck, L. Trevisan, M. Tulsiani.
STOC '07

A Linear Round Lower Bound for Lovasz-Schrijver SDP Relaxations of Vertex Cover
G. Schoenebeck, L. Trevisan, M. Tulsiani.
CCC '07

Chora: Expert-based Peer-to-peer web search
H. Gylfason, O. Khan, G. Schoenebeck
AP2PC workshop at AAMAS '06.

The computational Complexity of Concisely Represented Games
G. Schoenebeck, S. Vadhan.
EC '06. ACM Transactions on Computation Theory 2012.

GrowRange: Anytime VCG-Based Mechanisms
D. Parkes, G. Schoenebeck.
AAAI '04.


Fall 2015

EECS 598-06 Randomness and Computation

Winter 2015

EECS 376 Foundations of Computing

Fall 2014

EECS 574 Computational Complexity Theory

Fall 2013

EECS 574 Computational Complexity Theory

Winter 2013

EECS 203 Discrete Math

Fall 2012

EECS 598-06 Social Networks: Reasoning about Structure and Processes This class looked at social networks research and how a theoretical computer science prospective both brings new questions and gains additional insights into this growing body of research. Schedule and readings on the website.

New Jersey Governor's School: The Math Behind the Maching, Summer 2012

New Jersey Governor's School: The Math Behind the Maching, Summer 2011

Contact Information:

3636 Bob and Betty Beyster Building
2260 Hayward
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2121
Phone: (734)647-4712


I was born in Green Bay, WI and moved to Wichita, KS when I was nine. I attended Harvard University, graduating with highest honors in mathematics. Afterwards, I attended Oxford University as the von Clemm fellow and studied theology. I received my PhD from UC Berkeley in computer science where I was advised by Luca Trevisan. Subsequently I was the Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theoretical Computer Science at Princeton University. I am excited to be back in the Midwest with my lovely wife Sarita.