Eva Tardos, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) Award. The award acknowledges extensive contributions to theoretical computer science over a scientific career.
“We are thrilled that Eva is being recognized by EATCS with this award. She has made truly significant contributions to theoretical computer science – not just through groundbreaking research but in co-authoring influential textbooks and in mentoring students,” said Fred Schneider, chair of the computer science department and the Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Computer Science.
Tardos’ research focuses on algorithms and algorithmic game theory. She is the author with Cornell professor Jon Kleinberg of the book “Algorithm Design” as well as the book “Algorithmic Game Theory.” She has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is the recipient of Packard, Sloan Foundation and Guggenheim fellowships.
Tardos will accept her award during the 43rd International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming in Warsaw, Poland, this summer.
Leslie Morris is director of communications for Computing and Information Science.