March 29, 2012: ACM-Infosys Award Goes to Architect of New Approaches to Computational Problems
Thursday, March 29, 2012
"With his new tools and techniques, Arora has developed a fundamentally new way of thinking about how to solve problems," said ACM President Alain Chesnais. "…In particular, his work on the PCP theorem is considered the most important development in computational complexity theory in the last 30 years. He also perceived the practical applications of his work, which has moved computational theory into the realm of real world uses."
The ACM-Infosys Foundation Award, established in August 2007, recognizes personal contributions by young scientists and system developers to a contemporary innovation that exemplifies the greatest recent achievements in the computing field. Financial support for the award, which was increased this year to $175,000, is provided by an endowment from the Infosys Foundation.
Read more in the ACM press release.