Steven Skiena

Steven Skiena
Distinguished Teaching Professor

Department of Computer Science
Room 251
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2424

(631) 632-9026
skiena [at]


Algorithms, Computational Biology, Large-scale Text Analytics and Sentiment Analysis, Social Trends Analysis, Combinatorial Computing Environments, and Combinatorial Algorithms and Data Structures.


Steven Skiena is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University. His research interests include the design of graph, string, and geometric algorithms, and their applications (particularly to biology). He is the author of five books, including "The Algorithm Design Manual" and "Calculated Bets: Computers, Gambling, and Mathematical Modeling to Win". He is co-founder and Chief Scientist at General Sentiment (, a media measurement company based on his Lydia text/sentiment analysis system.

Skiena received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois in 1988, and the author of over 130 technical papers.


Steven Skiena's Data Science Laboratory studies large-scale text analytics and sentiment analysis. General and project information can be found here.


Steven Skiena is a former Fulbright scholar, and recipient of the ONR Young Investigator Award, Chancellor's Award for Teaching and the IEEE Computer Science and Engineer Teaching Award. More info at

Teaching Summary

CSE 101, CSE 113, CSE 214, CSE 373, CSE 392, CSE 547, CSE 548, CSE 549, CSE 642, CSE 648, CSE 652, CSE 691