A Memorial Event held for Shimon Even

A Memorial Event held for Shimon EvenThe Computer Science department held a memorial event for Prof. Shimon Even on the 7th of June, 2005. The event included tributes by the dean, Prof. Alon Itai, and by Dr. Guy Even. Prof. Arny Rosenberg gave a talk titled "A pebble game for Internet-based computing". The Shimon Even's prize for Ph.D. student was given to Niv Buchbinder.

Shimon Even was born in Israel 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 (e.g., at the Weizmann Institute and the Technion). He served as a source of professional inspiration and as a role model for generations of young students and researchers. Two notable avenues of influence were his Ph.D. students and his books Algorithmic Combinatorics (Macmillan, 1973) and Graph Algorithms (Computer Science Press, 1979).

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