Here is a short trace of my academic ancestry as far back as I could find.

Academic Ancestry

  • Sameer Wagh, Ph.D., Princeton University, 2020
    Dissertation: New Directions in Efficient Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning

  • Prateek Mittal, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
    Dissertation: Trustworthy and Scalable Anonymous Communication

  • Nikita Borisov, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2005
    Dissertation: Anonymous Routing in Structured Peer-to-Peer Overlays

  • Eric Brewer, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994
    Dissertation: Portable High-Performance Supercomputing: High-Level Platform-Dependent Optimization

  • William Edward Weihl, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984
    Dissertation: Specification and Implementation of Atomic Data Types

  • Barbara Liskov, Ph.D., Stanford University, 1968
    Dissertation: A Program to Play Chess End Games

  • John McCarthy, Ph.D., Princeton University, 1951
    Dissertation: Projection Operators and Partial Differential Equations

Things get a little interesting here: Ambigious advisors, co-advising, and unknown advisors Donald Clayton Spencer or Solomon Lefschetz

  • Donald Clayton Spencer, Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 1939
    Dissertation: On a Hardy-Littlewood Problem of Diophantine Approximation

  • Solomon Lefschetz, Ph.D., Clark University, 1911
    Dissertation: On the existence of loci with given singularities