Aviezri Fraenkel

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Aviezri Frankel
Aviezri Fraenkel 2005.jpg
Aviezri Frankel in 2005
Born 1929
Munich, Germany
Nationality Israeli
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Weizmann Institute of Science
Doctoral advisor Ernst G. Straus
Notable awards 2005 Euler Medal, 2006 "WEIZAC Medal", 2007 shared Israel Prize

Aviezri Siegmund Fraenkel (Hebrew: אביעזרי פרנקל‎) (born June 7, 1929) is an Israeli mathematician who has made notable contributions to combinatorial game theory.

Biography[edit]

Aviezri Siegmund Fraenkel was born in Munich, Germany, but his family moved to Switzerland soon after. In 1939 his family moved once more to Jerusalem.

Academic career[edit]

Fraenkel received his Ph.D. in 1961 from the University of California, Los Angeles.[1] 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 who built the WEIZAC, one of the first computers in the world.

Fraenkel was the founder of the Bar Ilan Responsa Project, serving as its initial director (1963-1974), which received the Israel Prize in 2007.

His research also delves into computational complexity, as it is important to study the complexity of algorithms which solve games.

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