Shimon Even 1935-2004

Shimon Even 1935-2004Shimon Even was born in Tel-Aviv on June 15th, 1935. He died on May 1st, 2004.

In addition to his pioneering research contributions (most notably to Graph Algorithms and Cryptography), Shimon is known for having been a highly influential educator. He played a major role in establishing computer science education in Israel first at the Weizmann Institute and since 1974 at the Technion, where he headed the Computer Science department for several years. His impeccable scientific standards and vision were a source of professional inspiration and as he served as a role model for generations of young students and researchers. Two notable avenues of influence were his Ph.D. students (see his genealogy) and his books Algorithmic Combinatorics (Macmillan, 1973) and Graph Algorithms (Computer Science Press, 1979). A memorial web page is available here.

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