Johann Makowsky

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Johann A. Makowsky
Born (1948-03-12) March 12, 1948 (age 75)
Budapest, Hungary
Alma materSwiss Federal Institute of Technology
Known forStudies in model theory, database theory, logic programming, graph algorithms, graph polynomials
Scientific career
FieldsMathematical logic, Computer science
InstitutionsTechnion-Israel Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisorErnst Specker, Hans Läuchli

Johann (János) A. Makowsky (born March 12, 1948) is a Hungarian-born naturalised Swiss mathematician who works in mathematical logic and the logical foundations of computer science and combinatorics. He studied at ETH Zurich from 1967–73. He was a student in Zürich of Ernst Specker and Hans Läuchli[1] in mathematical logic, (Diploma in Mathematics and Physics 1971, Dr. in 1974), of Beno Eckmann (Topology and Geometry) and Volker Strassen (Algorithmics), and in Warsaw of Andrzej Mostowski and Witek Marek, where he spent 1972 as an exchange student. Makowsky held visiting positions at the Banach Center in Warsaw (Poland), Stanford University (USA), Simon Fraser University (Canada), University of Florence (Italy), MIT (USA), Lausanne University and ETH Zurich (Switzerland). He held regular positions at the Free University of Berlin and the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa, Israel) where he was a full professor.[2]

Among his various contributions are:

Makowsky was a founding member of the European Association of Computer Science Logic in 1992, its vice-president (2002–2004) and president (2004–2009), and was a member of EACSL's executive council till 2014.[3] During his presidency he established the EACSL Ackermann Award for outstanding PhD theses in computer science logic. In 2008, an event dedicated to Makowsky on his 60th birthday was co-located with the annual meeting of the EACSL.[4]

Since 2016, he is a Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Computer Science at the Technion, and continues his research and teaching and supervising graduate students


  1. ^ Johann Andreas Makowsky at the Mathematics Genealogy Project Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Directory with additional information | Faculty | The Taub Faculty of Computer Science, Technion". Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  3. ^ "EACSL". Archived from the original on 2014-08-08. Retrieved 2014-08-08.
  4. ^ "CSL 2008". Archived from the original on 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2014-08-08.

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