David is one of seven young professors from around the world who was awarded this prestigious honor this year. These seven now join the more than 50 talented academics who have received Faculty Fellowships. 

Professor Steurer investigates the power and limitations of efficient algorithms for optimization problems that lie at the heart of computer science and its applications. A focus of his work has been the Unique Games Conjectures, whose resolution-no matter in which direction-promises new insights into the capabilities of efficient algorithms.