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Jon Kleinberg named to American Philosophical Society

Jon Kleinberg,’93, the Tisch University Professor of Computer Science in the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, has been selected as a member of the American Philosophical Society (APS).

Kleinberg’s research centers around algorithms and networks, their role in social and information systems and their impact on society. He is one of 37 new members from diverse fields welcomed into the society this year.

"I am profoundly grateful to receive this recognition from the American Philosophical Society, and to be able to take part in an organization with distinguished people from across so many fields," Kleinberg said.

Founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743, the APS is the oldest learned society in the U.S. and has a mission of "promoting useful knowledge" through research, fellowships and public outreach. Its membership comprises outstanding scholars selected from a range of fields and has included George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, Thomas Edison, Louis Pasteur, Albert Einstein and Robert Frost. Twenty-eight Cornell faculty have been named to its membership, including Éva Tardos, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science. 

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