David Peleg (computer scientist)

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David Peleg (Hebrew: דוד פלג‎) is an Israeli computer scientist. He is a professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science, holding the Norman D. Cohen Professorial Chair of Computer Sciences, and the present dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science in Weizmann Institute. [1] His main research interests are algorithms, computer networks, and distributed computing. Many of his papers deal with a combination of all three.

He received his Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute under the supervision of David Harel. He has published numerous papers and a book, chaired leading conferences in computer science, and is an editor of several scientific journals.

Awards and honors[edit]

In 2008, he was awarded the Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing along with Baruch Awerbuch for their 1990 paper “Sparse partitions.”[2]

In 2011, he won the SIROCCO Prize for Innovation in Distributed Computing, awarded annually at the SIROCCO conference.

In 2017 he became a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.[3]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Awerbuch, Baruch; Peleg, David (1990), "Sparse partitions", Proceedings of the 31st Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS 1990), pp. 503–513, doi:10.1109/FSCS.1990.89571, ISBN 978-0-8186-2082-9. Dijkstra Prize 2008.
  • Peleg, David (2000), Distributed Computing: A Locality-Sensitive Approach, SIAM, ISBN 978-0-89871-464-7, MR 1790362