born in Tel-Aviv on June 15th 1935,
Died on May 1st, 2004.
B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Technion 1959
M.Sc. Mathematics, University of North Carolina 1961
Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, Harvard University 1963
Prof. Even held positions at the Technion (1964-67, 1974-2003),
Weizmann Institute (1969-74) Tel-Aviv
Academic College (2003-04).
As an educator Shimon Even played a major role in establishing
Computer Science education in Israel. He pioneered and
established the academic program at the Weizmann Institute and
later at the Technion.
Shimon Even was a superb teacher, and his courses inspired many
He knew how to explain difficult issues rigorously
while maintaining the view of the entire picture.
books on Graph Algorithms carried his educational message
Computer Science community worldwide.
Shimon Even was first and foremost a scientist in search of the
scientific truth, following his nose to the "right" problems. He
contributed to the areas of switching and automata theory, graph
algorithms, combinatorial algorithms, cryptography, complexity
theory, distributed algorithms and circuit layout.
We shall all miss him, as a scientist, educator and friend.