Christos Papadimitriou recipient of the 2013 honorary doctorate

© 2013 EPFL

© 2013 EPFL

Christos Papadimitriou received the 2013 honorary doctorate for his outstanding contributions to the field of computer science.

An honorary degree is an academic degree for which an university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residence, study and the passing of examinations. For more information and the history of honorary degrees read here.

Christos Papadimitriou is a professor in computer science and became renowned for his contributions in the field of algorithmic complexity, databases, and combinatorial optimization. Currently a teacher and researcher in the Computer Science Division at the University of Berkeley, California. He is the author of several books, most prominently of Computational Complexity, and arguably most intriguingly, of Turing, a modern love story centered around computation. More recently, he has taken to writing non-scientific novels as well, the first of which is Independence.

Christos Papadimitriou is also one of the CCS Advisory Board Members.