“Edsger W. Dijkstra” Award Presented to Computer Science Prof. Alessandro Panconesi
Prof. Alessandro Panconesi from the Sapienza Department of Computer Science has received the “Edsger W. Dijkstra” Award for his fundamental contribution to distributed computing. This is a prestigious computer science award presented for scientific publications of exceptional value, whose importance and impact on the theory and practice of distributed computing has been evident for at least one decade.
Today, distributed computing, which is based on networking thousands of computers, is fundamental to optimize the computing power of supercomputers around the planet.
The award, which was presented at a ceremony held in Budapest on October 16, was presented jointly to Prof. Alessandro Panconesi and Prof. Aravind Srinivasan (University of Maryland) for their article on "Randomized distributed-edge coloring via an extension of the Chernoff-Hoeffding bounds."