John Iacono

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John Iacono
Alma materStevens Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
AwardsSloan Fellowship
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversité libre de Bruxelles
Doctoral advisorMichael 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 New York University Tandon School of Engineering, 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". Archived from the original on 2018-03-14. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  3. ^ John Iacono, Fulbright Scholars Program, retrieved 2018-09-03
  4. ^ Algorithms Research Group, ULB, retrieved 2018-09-03

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