Computer Science Professor Nick Harvey Receives CS-Can/Info-Can Outstanding Young Computer Science Research Prize

Congratulations to Computer Science Associate Professor Nick Harvey, who has been awarded a CS-Can/Info-Can Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher prize for 2016. The Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher prize recognizes young computer science faculty members at Canadian universities within 10 years of their Ph.D. who have made highly significant contributions in their careers, particularly to research.

A top algorithms researcher of his generation, Nick Harvey has contributed a sequence of elegant and high-impact advances on long-standing problems in the foundations of computing, such as graph sparsification (distilling a network to its core), and efficient algorithms for finding rare objects (the Lovász Local Lemma). Nick has also made significant contributions in other computer science disciplines, namely learning theory and computer systems. His work has been published in the top computer science conferences and has also had major impact on industry products. He has co-organized multiple high-profile workshops in his areas of expertise, enabling others to learn about cutting-edge theoretical research.  Nick is an outstanding teacher and research advisor, and a highly sought-after invited speaker. He holds a Canada Research Chair and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship.  

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