Éva Tardos

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Éva Tardos
Elisabeth Bauer and Eva Tardos at Cornell.jpg
Right, at Cornell University
Born (1957-10-01) 1 October 1957 (age 60)
Nationality Hungarian
Alma mater Eötvös Loránd University
Awards Fulkerson Prize (1988)
Gödel Prize (2012)
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Cornell University
Doctoral advisor András Frank
Doctoral students Tim Roughgarden
Website www.cs.cornell.edu/~eva/

Éva Tardos (born 1 October 1957) is a Hungarian mathematician and the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University. Tardos's research interest is algorithms. Her work focuses on the design and analysis of efficient methods for combinatorial optimization problems on graphs or networks. She has done some work on network flow algorithms like approximation algorithms for network flows, cut, and clustering problems. Her recent work focuses on algorithmic game theory and simple auctions.

Education and career[edit]

Tardos received her Dipl.Math in 1981 and her Ph.D. 1984 from Eötvös Loránd University under her advisor András Frank.[1] She was (2006-2010) Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Cornell and she is currently serving as the Associate Dean of the College of Computing and Information Science.

She was (2004-2009) editor-in-Chief of SIAM Journal on Computing, and is currently the Economics and Computation area editor of the Journal of the ACM as well as on the Board of Editors of Theory of Computing.[2]

Honors and awards[edit]

Tardos has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (2007), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences (2013)[3] She is also an ACM Fellow (since 1998), a Fellow of INFORMS,[4], and a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (2013)[5] She is the recipient of Packard, Sloan Foundation, and Guggenheim fellowships.

She is the winner of the Fulkerson Prize (1988), the George B. Dantzig Prize (2006),[6] the Van Wijngaarden Award (2011), the Gödel Prize (2012)[7] and the EATCS Award (2017),[8] In 2018 the Association for Women in Mathematics and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics selected her as their annual Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer.[9]


Tardos is married to David Shmoys. Gábor Tardos is her younger brother.[10]

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