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April 28, 2009: 2008 ACM - Infosys Foundation Award Recipient Announced

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Today's Topic: 2008 ACM - Infosys Foundation Award Recipient Announced
April 28, 2009

Jon Kleinberg, a professor at Cornell University, has been named as the recipient of the 2008 ACM - Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences for his contributions to the science of networks and the World Wide Web which combine deep social insights and mathematical reasoning.

Dr. Kleinberg, 37, developed models that document how information is organized on the Web, how it spreads through large social networks, and how these networks are structured to create the small world phenomenon known as “six degrees of separation.” His use of mathematical models to illuminate search and social networking tools that underpin today’s social structure has created interest in computing from people not formerly drawn to this field.

The ACM - Infosys Foundation Award recognizes personal contributions by young scientists and system developers whose innovative work exemplifies the greatest achievements in the discipline. The award carries a prize of $150,000, provided by an endowment from the Infosys Foundation.

Read ACM's Press Release.