Johan Hastad#


Johan Hastad
Email:johanh 'at' kth.se
Membership Number:2441
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN
Section:INFORMATICS
Username:jhastad
Elected:2007
Homepage: http://www.nada.kth.se/~johanh






Present and Previous Positions
  • Full Professor, computer science, Royal Institute of Technology 1992-
  • Associate Professor, computer science, Royal Institute of Technology 1988-1992
  • Post Doc, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, 1986-1987
  • Ph.D from Massachussetts Institute of Technology in mathematics, 1986

Fields of Scholarship
  • approximation of NP-hard optimization problems
  • complexity theory
  • cryptograhpy

Honours and Awards
  • ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award, 1986
  • Chester Carlson's research prize, 1990
  • Gödel Prize, 1994
  • Invited speaker at the ICM, Berlin, 1998
  • Göran Gustafsson prize in mathematics, 1999
  • Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 2001-
  • Plenary speaker at the ECM, Stockholm, 2004
  • Gödel Prize, 2011
  • Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 2001
  • Member ot he Academia Europaea, 2007
  • Member of the board of the school of Computer Science and Communication at KTH, 2005-2011


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