Leslie Valiant is T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of
Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Harvard University. His work has
ranged over several areas of theoretical computer science. He also has
interests in computational neuroscience, evolution and artificial intelligence.
He is the author of two books, Circuits of the Mind, and Probably
Approximately Correct. He received the Nevanlinna Prize at the
International Congress of Mathematicians in 1986, and the 2010 A. M. Turing
Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society (London) and a member of the
National Academy of Sciences (USA).