Hilarious photo of Tim Abbott wearing a
			    Ross Program tshirt where the lighting
			    creates the illusion of a halo. Photo of Tim Abbott

Timothy Good Abbott

  • Tim Abbott, known by many as "tabbott"
  • tabbott@mit.edu
  • (703)-859-1830

Work

I was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Ksplice; after Oracle's acquisition of Ksplice, I stayed on for a year as the head of the Ksplice engineering team at Oracle. Today I'm working on a new startup.

Software Projects

Organizations

Awards

Publications:

  1. Timothy Abbott, Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, Daniel Kane, Stefan Langerman, Jelani Nelson, Vincent Yeung: Dynamic Ham-Sandwich Cuts of Convex Polygons in the Plane. CCCG 2005.
  2. Timothy Abbott, Daniel Kane, Paul Valiant: On the Complexity of Two-Player Win-Lose Games. FOCS 2005.
  3. Timothy G. Abbott, Kiran S. Kedlaya, David Roe: Bounding Picard numbers of surfaces using p-adic cohomology. To appear in proceedings "Arithmetic, Geometry, and Coding Theory (AGCT-10)"
  4. Timothy G. Abbott, Katherine J. Lai, Michael R. Lieberman, Eric C. Price: Browser-Based Attacks on Tor. Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET 2007).
  5. Timothy G. Abbott, Zachary Abel, David Charlton, Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, Scott D. Kominers: Hinged Dissections Exist. SOCG 2008.
  6. Timothy Good Abbott: Generalizations of Kempe's Universality Theorem. Master's thesis version, based on joint work with Reid W. Barton and advised by Erik D. Demaine.
  7. Jeff Arnold, Tim Abbott, Waseem Daher, Gregory Price, Nelson Elhage, Geoffrey Thomas, and Anders Kaseorg: Security Impact Ratings Considered Harmful. Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS 2009).

Unpublished research papers

  1. Timothy Abbott, Yoyo Zhou: On Dynamic Algorithms for Minimum Cut and Other Source-Sink Problems.
  2. Timothy G. Abbott, Erik D. Demaine, Blaise Gassend: An Infinitesimal Carpentar's Rule Theorem for Self-Touching Linkages.

Expository papers

I normally wouldn't bother highlighting these since they were basically class project reports, but enough people found them via Google and then told me they found reading them useful that I'm leaving them up.

  1. Timothy G. Abbott: Feynman Diagrams in Quantum Mechanics
  2. Tim Abbott and Alex Schwendner: The Complexity of the Permanent and Related Problems

News

I've been mentioned in the Tech, MIT's newspaper, occasionally. Sometimes they even failed to misquot me.

Personal

My wife and our recipes site

Ancient History

The following are a set of (generally summer) programs that I participated in as a high school student and highly recommend.

I attended high school at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST, or TJ for short). While there, I benefitted greatly from a community of peers interested in math and science, learning much of what I knew by the end of high school from them.

Academic groups at TJHSST for which I was an officer and highly recommend:

My PGP Public Key (which you perhaps shouldn't trust off a website) is also available from pgp.mit.edu.

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