Aviezri Frankel in 2004
|Institutions||Weizmann Institute of Science|
|Doctoral advisor||Ernst G. Straus|
|Notable awards||2005 Euler Medal, 2006 "WEIZAC Medal", 2007 shared Israel Prize|
Fraenkel is married to Shaula and father of six. One of his grandchildren, Naftali Fraenkel, was kidnapped and murdered by Hamas members in June 2014.
Fraenkel received his Ph.D. in 1961 from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a recipient of the 2005 Euler Medal. together with Ralph Faudree. On December 5, 2006, he received the "WEIZAC Medal" from the IEEE, as a member of the team that built the WEIZAC, one of the first computers in the world.