| TORONTO, December 7,
2007 - The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM),
the Fields Institute, and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical
Sciences are pleased to announce that Professor Allan Borodin
of the University of Toronto is the recipient of the 2008 CRM-Fields-PIMS
Prize, in recognition of his exceptional achievement.
Professor Borodin is a world leader in the mathematical foundations
of computer science. His influence on theoretical computer
science has been enormous, and its scope very broad. Jon Kleinberg,
winner of the 2006 Nevanlinna Prize, writes of Borodin, "he
is one of the few researchers for whom one can cite examples
of impact on nearly every area of theory, and his work is
characterized by a profound taste in choice of problems, and
deep connections with broader issues in computer science."
Allan Borodin has made fundamental contributions to many areas,
including algebraic computations, resource tradeoffs, routing
in interconnection networks, parallel algorithms, online algorithms,
and adversarial queuing theory.
Professor Borodin received his B.A. in Mathematics from Rutgers
University in 1963, his M.S. in Electrical Engineering &
Computer Science in 1966 from Stevens Institute of Technology,
and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University
in 1969. He was a systems programmer at Bell Laboratories
in New Jersey from 1963-1966, and a Research Fellow at Cornell
from 1966-1969. Since 1969 he has taught with the computer
science department at the University of Toronto, becoming
a full professor in 1977, and chair of the department from
1980-1985. Professor Borodin has been the editor of many journals
including the SIAM Journal of Computing, Algorithmica, the
Journal of Computer Algebra, the Journal of Computational
Complexity, and the Journal of Applicable Algebra in Engineering,
Communication and Computing. He has held positions on, or
been active in, dozens of committees and organizations, both
inside and outside the University, and has held several visiting
professorships internationally. In 1991 Borodin was elected
a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
An article with further information on Professor Borodin's
work can be viewed here.
Previous recipients of the prize are H.S.M. (Donald) Coxeter,
George A. Elliott, James Arthur, Robert V. Moody, Stephen
A. Cook, Israel Michael Sigal, William T. Tutte, John B. Friedlander,
John McKay, Edwin Perkins, Donald A. Dawson, David Boyd, Nicole
Tomczak-Jaegermann and Joel Feldman.
Established in 1994, the CRM-Fields Prize recognizes exceptional
research in the mathematical sciences. In 2005, PIMS became
an equal partner in the prize, and the name was changed to
the CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize. A committee appointed by the three
institutes chooses the recipient.
To learn more about the prize, please visit www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/crm-fields-pims/
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