I am a postdoc at the Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT. I received my Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, where I was advised by Ryan O'Donnell.

my email address@mit.edu
*NEEXP ⊆ MIP**
(pdf,
video)

A. Natarajan,
J. Wright

FOCS '19, QIP '20

Best paper award at FOCS '19

Plenary talk at QIP '20

See Quanta magazine,
MyCQstate,
and Computational Complexity for coverage of our results.
See also a short story by Henry Yuen.

*Quantum State Certification*
(pdf,
video)

C. Bădescu,
R. O'Donnell,
J. Wright

STOC '19, QIP '18

*Which Distribution Distances are Sublinearly Testable? *
(pdf)

C. Daskalakis,
G. Kamath,
J. Wright

SODA '18

*Efficient quantum tomography II*
(pdf)

R. O'Donnell,
J. Wright

STOC '17

*Improved and simplified inapproximability for k-means*
(pdf)

E. Lee,
M. Schmidt,
J. Wright

Information Processing Letters 120, pp. 40-43 (2017)

*Efficient quantum tomography*
(pdf,
video)

R. O'Donnell,
J. Wright

STOC '16, QIP '16

See also our note on the Haah et al. tomography algorithm (pdf).

*Beating the random assignment on constraint satisfaction problems of bounded degree*
(pdf)

B. Barak, A. Moitra, R. O'Donnell, P. Raghavendra, O. Regev, D. Steurer, L. Trevisan, A. Vijayaraghavan, D. Witmer, J. Wright

APPROX '15

*Adaptivity helps for testing juntas*
(pdf)

R. Servedio,
L.-Y. Tan,
J. Wright

CCC '15

*Quantum spectrum testing*
(pdf)

R. O'Donnell,
J. Wright

STOC '15, QIP '15

*Improved NP-inapproximability for 2-variable linear equations*
(pdf)

J. Håstad,
S. Huang,
R. Manokaran,
R. O'Donnell,
J. Wright

Theory of Computing 13(19), pp. 1-51 (2017)

Conference version: APPROX '15

*Optimal strong parallel repetition for projection games on low threshold rank graphs*
(pdf)

M. Tulsiani,
J. Wright,
Y. Zhou

ICALP '14

*A composition theorem for parity kill number*
(pdf)

R. O'Donnell,
X. Sun,
L.-Y. Tan,
J. Wright,
Y. Zhao

CCC '14

*Hardness of robust graph isomorphism, Lasserre gaps, and asymmetry of random graphs*
(pdf, video)

R. O'Donnell,
J. Wright,
C. Wu,
Y. Zhou

SODA '14

*Decision trees, protocols, and the Fourier Entropy-Influence Conjecture*
(pdf)

A. Wan,
J. Wright,
C. Wu

ITCS '14

*New NP-hardness results for 3-Coloring and 2-to-1 Label Cover*
(pdf)

P. Austrin,
R. O'Donnell,
L.-Y. Tan,
J. Wright

ACM Transactions on Computation Theory 6(1), pp. 2:1-20 (2014)

Preliminary version: APPROX '12, *A new point of NP-hardness for 2-to-1 Label Cover*

*A new point of NP-hardness for Unique Games*
(pdf)

R. O'Donnell, J. Wright

*To appear*, Journal of the ACM.

STOC '12

*The Fourier Entropy-Influence Conjecture for certain classes of Boolean functions*
(pdf, video)

R. O'Donnell, J. Wright,
Y. Zhou

ICALP '11