JEWISH RECIPIENTS OF THE ACM PARIS KANELLAKIS AWARD
(45% of recipients)

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Listed below are recipients of the Association for Computing Machinery's Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award who are Jewish (or of partial Jewish descent, as noted).  The Kanellakis Award is considered to be one of the most prestigious in theoretical and applied computer science.
  • Leonard Adleman (1996)
  • Martin Hellman (1996)
  • Adi Shamir (1996)
  • Abraham Lempel (1997)
  • Jacob Ziv (1997)
  • Daniel Sleator 1 (1999)
  • Robert Tarjan 2 (1999)
  • Michael Rabin (2003)
  • Robert Solovay (2003)
  • Yoav Freund (2004)
  • Robert Schapire (2004)
  • Robert Kurshan (2005)
  • Moshe Vardi (2005)
  • Vladimir Vapnik (2008)
  • Phillip Rogaway (2009)
  • Hanan Samet (2011)
  • Andrei Broder (2012)
  • Robert Blumofe (2013)
  • Amos Fiat (2016)
  • Moni Naor (2016)

NOTES
1. Jewish mother (née Esther Kaplan), non-Jewish father.  See http://biography.jrank.org/pages/1688/Sleator-William-Warner-III-1945.html and the fifth paragraph of the third chapter of Oddballs ("Frank's Mother"), by brother William Sleator: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~sleator/oddballs/oddballs-web/oddballs.html.
2. Son of Dr. George Tarjan, 112th President of the American Psychiatric Association, who "was raised in an intellectual, liberal Jewish family" in Hungary, where his parents and younger brother Endre perished in the Holocaust; see obituary in the American Journal of Psychiatry (150:5, May 1993, pp. 691-694).


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