John Iacono

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John Iacono
Born Livingston, New Jersey, USA
Residence Flag of the United States.svg U.S.
Nationality Flag of the United States.svg American
Alma mater Stevens Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
Awards Sloan Fellowship
Scientific career
Institutions Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Doctoral advisor Michael Fredman

John Iacono is an American computer scientist specializing in data structures, algorithms and computational geometry. He is one of the inventors of the tango tree, the first known competitive binary search tree data structure.

Iacono obtained his M.S. at Stevens Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in 2001 at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey under the supervision of Michael Fredman.[1] He is a Sloan Research Fellow[2] and Fulbright Scholar.[3] Formerly a professor of computer science in the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, he now works as a professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles.[4]


  1. ^ John Iacono at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
  2. ^ Sloan Fellowships Past Fellows
  3. ^ John Iacono, Fulbright Scholars Program, retrieved 2018-09-03
  4. ^ Algorithms Research Group, ULB, retrieved 2018-09-03

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