Igor Shinkar is a postdoctoral researcher at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute of Science, under the supervision of Irit Dinur.
His interests span theoretical computer science, combinatorics, probability, and the interplay between them. In particular, he is interested in local-to-global phenomena in discrete objects. These phenomena occur naturally in different contexts in theoretical computer science, such as property testing, probabilistically checkable proofs, hardness of approximation, coding theory and sublinear time algorithms.