Joseph Yehuda Halpern
Joseph Halpern at the EPFL in June 2008
|Awards||Gödel Prize (1997)|
Allen Newell Award (2008)
Dijkstra Prize (2009)
|Doctoral students||Nir Friedman, Daphne Koller, Yoram Moses|
Halpern graduated in 1975 from University of Toronto with a B.S. in mathematics. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University in 1981 under the supervision of Albert R. Meyer and Gerald Sacks. He has written three books, Actual Causation, Reasoning about Uncertainty, and Reasoning About Knowledge and is a winner of the 1997 Gödel Prize in theoretical computer science and the 2009 Dijkstra Prize in distributed computing. From 1997 to 2003 he was editor-in-chief of the Journal of the ACM. In 2002 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and in 2012 he was selected as an IEEE Fellow. In 2011 he was awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Zukunftskolleg at the University of Konstanz.. In 2019, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
Halpern is also the administrator for the Computing Research Repository, the computer science branch of arXiv.org, and the moderator for the "general literature" and "other" subsections of the repository.
Halpern has three children.
- "History | Journal of the ACM". jacm.acm.org. Archived from the original on 2011-10-26. Retrieved 2015-08-13.
- 2012 Newly Elevated Fellows, IEEE, accessed 2011-12-10.
- Subject areas and moderators, arxiv.org.
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