Saturday, September 28, 2013

ERC Advanced Grants to TCS researchers

A couple of days ago, the ERC announced that, in its sixth and last Advanced  Grant competition under the EU's Seventh Research Framework Programme, it is awarding over €660 million to 284 senior research leaders. TCS folks will be happy to hear that the following colleagues of ours have been awarded ERC Advanced Grants:
  • Monika Henzinger. Challenges in Graph Algorithms with Applications.
  • Rachid Guerraoui. Adversary-Oriented Computing.
  • Pavel Pudlak. Feasibility, logic and randomness in computational complexity.
  • Jean-Daniel Boissonnat. Algorithmic Foundations of Geometry Understanding in Higher Dimensions.
  • David Pointcheval. Cryptography for the Cloud.
  • Nello Cristianini. Patterns in Big Data: Methods, Applications and Implications
  • Leslie Ann Goldberg. Mapping the Complexity of Counting.
Congratulations to the award recipients! I am sure that, with the support of the ERC, they will advance the state of the art in their respective fields of interest, benefiting TCS as a whole.

Addendum: As kindly pointed out by anonymous commenters, I have failed to mention that Nati Linial received an ERC Advanced Grant for the project High-dimensional combinatorics and that Lex Schrijver got one for Applying Fundamental Mathematics in Discrete Mathematics, Optimization, and Algorithmics. These two grants are in the field of mathematics, as is the one awarded to Saharon Shelah for the project Model theory and its applications: dependent classes.


Anonymous said...

Also, Nati Linial: High-dimensional combinatorics

Luca Aceto said...

Thanks. I have added a mention of Linial's project.

Anonymous said...

You might also want to add

Lex Schrijver:
Applying Fundamental Mathematics in
Discrete Mathematics, Optimization, and Algorithmics

Luca Aceto said...

Done. Thanks a bunch.