Cornell University’s Éva Tardos Honored as a “Visionary in Computer Science”

Éva Tardos, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science and department chair in the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science at Cornell University, has been awarded the Donald E. Knuth Prize, which recognizes visionaries in computer science whose work has had foundational, long-term impact. The award’s namesake is a professor emeritus at Stanford University known for helping to establish computer science as an intellectual discipline. Dr. Tardos was presented with the award at the 55th Association for Computing Machinery Symposium on Theory of Computing, held recently in Orlando, Florida.

“As a theoretician, I’m honored to be recognized with the Knuth Prize by my original home community,” Professor Tardos said. “I truly appreciate it.”

The Knuth Prize is the latest recognition bestowed on Dr. Tardos, a pioneer who has shaped multiple areas of algorithms, including foundational work in combinatorial algorithms, approximation algorithms. and algorithmic game theory.

Dr. Tardos has been on the faculty at Cornell University since 1989. She previously taught at the University of California, Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professor Tardos earned a Ph.D. at Eötvös University in Budapest, Hungary.

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