10 Facts About Avi Wigderson


Avi Wigderson is an Israeli mathematician and computer scientist.


Avi Wigderson is the Herbert H Maass Professor in the school of mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America.


Avi Wigderson was born in Haifa, Israel, to Holocaust survivors.


Avi Wigderson is a graduate of the Hebrew Reali School in Haifa, and did his undergraduate studies at the Technion in Haifa, Israel, graduating in 1980, and went on to graduate study at Princeton University.


Avi Wigderson received his PhD in computer science in 1983 after completing a doctoral dissertation, titled "Studies in computational complexity", under the supervision of Richard Lipton.


Avi Wigderson received the Nevanlinna Prize in 1994 for his work on computational complexity.


Avi Wigderson was elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011.


Avi Wigderson was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2013.


Avi Wigderson was elected as an ACM Fellow in 2018 for "contributions to theoretical computer science and mathematics".


In 2019, Avi Wigderson was awarded the Knuth Prize for his contributions to "the foundations of computer science in areas including randomized computation, cryptography, circuit complexity, proof complexity, parallel computation, and our understanding of fundamental graph properties".