Memorial Ceremony for Professor Shimon Even

Memorial Ceremony for Professor Shimon Even

The Computer Science department held a memorial event for Prof. Shimon Even on the 31st of May, 2007. The event included tributes by Prof. Alon Itai, and by Dr. Guy Even. Prof. Adi Shamir gave a talk titled "Cryptography: A Personal Perspective". The Shimon Even's prize for Ph.D. student was given to Arie Matsliah , who gave a talk about his work.

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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