Baruch Awerbuch

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Baruch Awerbuch (born 1958) is an Israeli-American computer scientist, a professor of computer science at Johns Hopkins University. He is known for his research on distributed computing.

Academic biography[edit]

Awerbuch was educated at the Technion in Haifa, Israel, earning a bachelor's degree in 1978, a master's degree in 1982, and a Ph.D. in 1984 under the supervision of Shimon Even.[1][2] He worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral researcher, faculty member in applied mathematics, and research associate in computer science from 1984 until 1994, when he joined the Johns Hopkins faculty.[3]

Awerbuch's former doctoral students include UCSD professor George Varghese.[1]

Research contributions[edit]

Awerbuch has published many highly cited research papers on topics including

Awards and honors[edit]

Awerbuch and David Peleg were the 2008 winners of the Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing for their work on sparse partitions.[8]


  1. ^ a b Baruch Awerbuch at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
  2. ^ Short bio, Awebuch's JHU web site, retrieved 2012-02-18.
  3. ^ Faculty profile, Johns Hopkins Univ., retrieved 2012-02-18.
  4. ^ Chor, Benny; Goldwasser, Shafi; Micali, Silvio; Awerbuch, Baruch (1985), "Verifiable secret sharing and achieving simultaneity in the presence of faults", 26th IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS '85), pp. 383–395, doi:10.1109/SFCS.1985.64 .
  5. ^ Awerbuch, Baruch (1985), "Complexity of network synchronization", Journal of the ACM, 32 (4): 804–823, doi:10.1145/4221.4227 
  6. ^ Awerbuch, Baruch; Holmer, David; Nita-Rotaru, Cristina; Rubens, Herbert (2002), "An on-demand secure routing protocol resilient to byzantine failures", Proceedings of the 1st ACM Workshop on Wireless Security (WiSE '02), pp. 21–30, doi:10.1145/570681.570684 .
  7. ^ Awerbuch, B.; Azar, Y.; Plotkin, S. (1993), "Throughput-competitive on-line routing", Proc. 34th IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS '93), pp. 32–40, doi:10.1109/SFCS.1993.366884 .
  8. ^ Taubenfeld, Gadi, ed. (2008), "The 2008 Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing", Distributed Computing: 22nd International Symposium, DISC 2008, Arcachon, France, September 2008, Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5218, Springer, p. vii .

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