Allan Borodin

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Allan Borodin
Born 1941 (age 72–73)
Institutions University of Toronto
Alma mater Rutgers University
Cornell University
Thesis Computational Complexity and the Existence of Complexity Gaps (1969)
Doctoral advisor Juris Hartmanis

Allan Bertram Borodin (born 1941) is a Canadian-American computer science professor based at the University of Toronto [1] where he teaches computer science and social and economic networks.[2]


Borodin did his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University, earning a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1963. After earning a masters degree at the Stevens Institute of Technology in 1966 (while at the same time working P/T as a programmer at Bell Laboratories), he continued his graduate studies at Cornell University, completing a doctorate in 1969 under the supervision of Juris Hartmanis. He joined the Toronto faculty in 1969 and was promoted to full professor in 1977. He served as department chair from 1980 to 1985, and became University Professor in 2011.[1][2][3]

Awards and honors[edit]

Borodin was elected as a member of the Royal Society of Canada in 1991. In 2008 he won the CRM-Fields PIMS Prize.[2][4] He became a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2011.[5]

Selected publications[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Borodin named University Professor, U. Toronto Computer Science, retrieved 2012-03-17.
  2. ^ a b c Past prizes and awards, PIMS, retrieved 2012-03-17.
  3. ^ Allan Bertram Borodin at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ Allan Borodin: Recipient of the 2008 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize, retrieved 2012-03-17.
  5. ^ AAAS Members Elected as Fellows in 2011, retrieved 2012-03-17.

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