Mihail’s research areas are theoretical computer science and networks. Her theory work focuses on spectral graph methods in algorithms, randomized and approximation algorithms, efficient Monte Carlo sampling, and rapidly mixing Markov chains, an area that she has pioneered. Her work in networking spans from the design of classical backbone networks to the study of structure, function, and mathematical modeling of distributed networks that arise in technology and society. Mihail has been a director and senior scientist at Bell Communications Research, and an associate professor of computer science at Georgia Tech. Mihail joined the ICS faculty in September 2019.
Ph.D., Computer Science, Harvard University